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Resources

Listed below are a number of resources to help both clients and clinicians in their quest to understand, treat, and cope with various mental health conditions and complaints. The resources themselves are hyperlinked through the blue underlined text. Topics include depression, stress, emotion regulation, ASD, transgender, non-binary, ADHD, and anxiety. 

Depression

Guide for partners and sufferers of depression. It advises those living with and caring for people with depression on what to do, what not to do, and where to go for help.


In-depth lecture concerning the biological underpinnings of the condition.


This fact sheet is intended for teens and young adults and presents information about how to recognize the symptoms of depression and how to get help.


This fact sheet provides information about the seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression. It includes a description of SAD, signs and symptoms, how SAD is diagnosed, causes, and treatment options.

Suicide

CALL 911 or your local emergency response service or get to the nearest emergency hospital NOW.


Phone Numbers 

Crisis Services Waterloo Region – 1(844) 437-3247

Kids Help Phone – 1(800) 668-6868

Crisis Text Line – Text CONNECT to 686868

Canadian Suicide Prevention Service – 1(833)-456-4566


Autism

Autism Response Team: Call 1-888-AUTISM2, and speak to a crisis support specialist. This response team is trained to deal specifically with people with autism. 


Websites 

Here247.ca

KidsHelpPhone.ca

MindYourMind.ca 


1 (833) 456-4566

Black, Indigenous, People of Colour

Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.

Indigenous culturally informed resource covering topics of indigenous people, suicide, history, and trauma. 


Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program


24-Hour Crisis line - Residential School Trauma 

24-Hour Emotional Supports Crisis Line 


Brochure for Coping with Emotional Reactivity & Residential School Survivors 

Emotional and Crisis Referral Services 


24-Hour National Crisis Line

Anxiety

A film about emotions and how to cope with difficult situations involving them.


This video uses the bucket analogy to give you an understanding of the various sources and effects of stress, and coping skills you can use to better regulate stress.


Anxiety in Adolescents - an informational resource that quickly explains the origins, manifestations, and interventions for anxiety disorder.


Informative PDF explaining the condition itself, and offering examples of intervention and coping with GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder brochure.

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Brochure


A short film on the science of what triggers panic attacks, how to recognize them, and the available treatments for panic disorder.

Short film on coping mechanisms for panic disorder.


Children

Children’s Colouring Book for Stress 

Guided Visualization for Stress Reduction


Children’s stress catcher and printable template that outlines how to develop coping strategies addressing stress and other difficult emotions 

A short film about what happens in the brain after children face traumatic experiences, like abuse and neglect.

 

Stress and Health: in-depth lecture exploring the interconnection between illness and stress.

Mental Health

Mindshift, Daylio, "DBT daily" apps

Android and IOS "BeSafe" app

General Mental Health platform allows viewers to access call centres to talk to, provide information on mental health conditions, and support those in crisis. 


This resource offers a glimpse into the minds of people suffering from a variety of conditions, from Asperger's, bipolar disorder, psychosis, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-harm, and more. 


This app is a mindfulness and meditation resource that offers evidence-based daily meditations, bedtime stories, daily stretches, calming nature sounds, podcasts, and more. 

Transgender, Non-Binary and ASD 

Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults, A Guide for Professionals and Families, by Gratton, Finn V., Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020 


Autistic Women & Non-binary Network


Trans Student Educational Resources


Coming out in the Workplace as Transgender 


LGBTQIA+ Family Doctor Finder 

Dyslexia

This animation seeks to preempt misconceptions among young audiences by shedding light on the real challenges dyslexic children face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.


This resource touches on the experience and treatment of learning disabilities, as well as informational resources that may help. 


Children & Adolescents

This resource has a multitude of short films, educational resources, and treatment directories helpful for parents and youths alike. 


Through this video, learn specific relaxation skills, such as paced breathing, that they can use when experiencing intense or uncomfortable emotions.


This series of animated documentaries, produced for the BBC uses personal testimony to explore mental health issues from the perspective of children.


This short film explores the experiences of children who live with illnesses like Cancer, HIV, Epilepsy, severe allergies, and Cystic Fibrosis. Often absent from school, these children sometimes struggle to deal with day-to-day issues that many may take for granted. 

PTSD

These films focus on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as experienced by War Veterans, precipitated by an experience, or set of experiences, in armed conflicts in the UK’s recent history. 


Trauma-Informed Body Movement 

LGBTQIA + & Transsexuality

Start a discussion, get advice, and find support from other members in similar situations. With 500+ clubs on TrevorSpace, you can quickly find and connect with new friends who share your interests and hobbies anytime, anywhere. 


Trans Lifeline is a resource hub and hotline whose goal is to work toward a world where trans people have the connection, economic security, and care everyone needs and deserves – free of prisons and police.


Parenting & Family

You can use these evidence-based resources to spark important conversations and teach your kids a set of essential mental health skills.


Find your community through this tool. 

Internet Addiction

Problematic Smartphone usage self-test and facts

ADHD

ADHD Group Therapy led by Bernadette


A resource hub for all kinds of ADHD concerns


CADDAC, CADDRA 

 ADDA (USA)

Educational short film discussing how the ADHD brain and nervous system function, and why it’s difficult to diagnose and treat symptoms.


Detailed lecture on the effectiveness of different medications used to address impairing ADHD symptoms.


In-depth lecture covering how to function optimally, as a neurodivergent person living in a neurotypical world, touching on the Five Executive Abilities that all people have but ADHD people are deficit or delay in.


Detailed lecture on the biology of ADHD.

UK ADHD Foundation

Teens, Youth

In this video, learn how paying attention to the present moment can increase self-awareness, improve decision-making and make it easier to deal with uncomfortable emotions.


This short video explains a number of ways to recognize and manage intense emotions without giving in to the urge to act in impulsive ways that can make problems bigger. 

This resource offers a glimpse into the minds of people suffering from a variety of conditions, from Asperger's, bipolar disorder, psychosis, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-harm, and more. 


My Troubled Mind is a 6 part series that  explores teenage mental health through real testimonies. It covers a variety of topics, from self harm, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and addiction. 

Autism Spectrum

Important websites to note for support and resources: 

ASO

Autism Ontario

DSO

Kidsability

Neurotribes, by Silberman, Avery, Penguin Random House, 2015


Various resources of all topics that address common struggles associated within the Autism community 

Marketed as the "ultimate Autism resource" this website gives viewers access to hand-picked guides, articles, discoveries, and community with those on the ASD spectrum. 

Refugees & Immigration

Seeking Refuge is BBC series of animated documentaries exploring the experiences of young refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK. Using the testimonies of five young people we worked with animators to tell their story visually.

Personality

ADHD emotional dysregulation: a short film on what it is, and how to cope

Please note...

We check the list of resources periodically and try to maintain it to the best of our knowledge. We always want to hear directly from our clients and friends so If you feel that we have to update the list, please feel free to use the contact form to let us know. Please note that we take our client's privacy very seriously so if you have a question or a concern please direct it to us so we can help you or understand your experience. We cannot provide a general response that will be open to the public because we do not want to risk your privacy. Thank you for contributing to growth and being a valuable part of our community.

Street Therapy Team