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Mental Health Education

combating stigma

This Web-Based Continuing Medical Education (CME) program entitled “Combating Stigma for Physicians and other Health Professionals”. This interactive online course intends to educate family physicians and specialists in the recognition of stigma related to mental illness.  The course is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to recognize attitudes and behaviours that could potentially lead to stigma as well as provide an example of a practical clinical approach to helping doctors, other healthcare professionals and patients. Course Information

Sept 19: Mental Health Fair in Hardisty aimed to open eyes and end stigma around depression and suicide (Link)

July 8: The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has announced the five Canadians selected for the 12th annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign (PDF)

May 8: Canada-Wide Defeat Depression Campaign Encourages Members of Parliament to Get Involved (PDF)

Apr 16: Ipsos Canada partners with MDSC to feature Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign and Work With Us on national Wellness Boards. (PDF)

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Anxiety and Related Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Association of America www.adaa.org
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba www.adam.mb.ca
The Anxiety Network www.anxietynetwork.com
The Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety www.canmat.org
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation www.ocfoundation.org
Medifocus www.medifocus.com
Joy Project www.joyproject.org

Depression and Bipolar Disorder (also known as Manic-Depressive Disorder)

Bipolar Disorder Learning Center www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder
Bipolar Magazine www.bphope.com
BPD World (Borderline Personality Disorder) www.bpdworld.org
Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health www.ccsmh.ca
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance  (formerly the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association - USA) www.dbsalliance.org
Depression Hurts www.depressionhurts.ca
Dr. Ivan's Depression Central www.psycom.net/depression.central.html
Informed Choices about Depression www.depression.informedchoices.ca/
National Foundation for Depressive Illness www.depression.org
Pendulum Resources www.pendulum.org
Wing of Madness www.wingofmadness.com

Related Links for Young People

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry www.aacap.org
The Bipolar Child www.bipolarchild.com
The Balanced Mind Foundation
www.thebalancedmind.org/connect/blog/2011/10/big-changes-at-
Mind Your Mind www.mindyourmind.ca
Learning Disabilities www.1800wheelchair.ca/news/post/learning-disability-resources.aspx
The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
www.ldac-acta.ca

Cross-Cultural Resources for Mood Disorders

Ethnic Health Initiative www.bmehealth.org

Canadian Organizations for Mood Disorders

British Columbia - Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia www.mdabc.net
Alberta - Mood Disorders Association in Medicine Hat www.mymentalhealth.ca
Alberta - Organization for Bipolar Disorders www.obad.ca
Saskatchewan- No current provincial association
Manitoba www.depression.mb.ca
Ontario www.mooddisorders.ca
Quebec
  Ami Quebec www.amiquebec.org
  Revivre www.revivre.org
  Fédération des Familles et Amis de la Personne Atteinte de Maladie Mentale www.ffapamm.com
Newfoundland - No current provincial association
Nova Scotia - No current provincial association, but related links www.dartmouthpsychiatry.org
patientcare/anxietydisorders

International Organizations for Mood Disorders



International Society for Bipolar Disorder www.isbd.org


Europe
GAMIAN - Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe
www.gamian.eu

Australia
FyrenIyce - Australian Bipolar Website www.members.iinet.net.au/~fractal1/fcontnts.htm
Bipolar Caregivers www.bipolarcaregivers.org
Iceland
Gedhjalp -Iceland www.gedhjalp.is
Italy
DI.A.PSI.-Piemonte - Italy www.sospsiche.it
Holland
Nederlansche Stichting Manisch Depressieven - The Netherlands www.NSMD.nl
Sweden
Ananke - Sweden www.ocdforbundet.se
United Kingdom
Men's Health Forum - UK: www.menshealthforum.org.uk
Pendulum - United Kingdom www.pendulum.org
United States
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (formerly the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association - USA) www.dbsalliance.org
Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.A.) www.samhsa.gov
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (U.S.A.) www.nami.org
Mental Health - A Report of the Surgeon General of the United States www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/toc.html
7 Cups of Tea - Emotional support resource https://www.7cupsoftea.com/

Peer Support

Crisis Prevention, Intervention & Information Centre for Northern BC www.northernbccrisissuicide.ca
Bring Change 2 Mind - a not-for-profit organization created by Glenn Close www.bringchange2mind.org
Reasons to go on Living - stories of people who have attempted suicide but now want to live. www.thereasons.ca
Health Gateway - health information and support for people living with complex chronic illnesses and episodic disabilities and their loved ones in Ontario. www.healthgateway.ca
Find a Therapist - Theravive offers a network of licensed and professional counselors, therapists, and psychologists who uphold clear values in counseling. Find a Therapist
The Trauma and Mental Health Report (York University) http://trauma.blog.yorku.ca 
Beacon Club (Campbell River, BC) www.campbellriverbeaconclub.com

Gambling Related Links

Australia & New Zealand Gambling Research Unit, Univ. of Sydney
Centre for Gambling Studies, University of Auckland
Canada Addictive Behaviours Laboratory, Univ. of Calgary
Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)
Alberta Gaming Research Institute
British Columbia Partnership for Responsible Gambling
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Electronic Journal of Gambling Issues: eGambling, CAMH
Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors
Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre
Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario)
The Canadian Partners for Responsible Gambling, a multi-sector not-for-profit group
Netherlands European Association for the Study of Gambling
United States Gambling Treatment and Research Center
Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
Gaming Studies Research Center, University of Nevada
Harvard Medical School - Division of Addictions
Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial

National Council on Problem Gambling
North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries NASPL
 




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