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Stress and Coping Resources

Calm in the Storm- Free App

Reduce, manage, and learn about stress in your life with Calm in the Storm. This app was created by mental health professionals using clinically proven information and strategies. The app includes psycho-educational information on stress, anxiety and coping as well as local resources. The content can be personalized for the individual user based on their preference for different coping techniques.

MindShift- Free App

Designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. The focus is to help change how you think about anxiety, rather than avoiding it. The app is like a portable, personal coach to help the individual user face challenging situations and take charge of life. The app begins with a tutorial on how to use it, includes quick tips for in-the-moment coping techniques, and a check-in diary where you can jot down thoughts and reflections.

Practicing Emotional Hygiene – TED talk 

Dr Guy Winch makes the case for everyone to practice emotional hygiene, that is, take care of our emotions and our minds with the same diligence as we take care of our bodies.

Centre for Studies on Human Stress

The Centre for Studies on Human Stress (CSHS) is dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of Canadians by empowering individuals with scientifically grounded information on the effects of stress on the brain and body.

 

Mental Health Resources

For Students: The McGill mental health hub

At McGill Mental Health Hub, our mission is to connect our community to support and information surrounding mental well-being. By empowering you to maintain your mental well-being as well as support those around you, we hope that no students feel alone or lost when dealing with their well-being.

For Educators: Mental Health Online Resources for Educators (MORE)

MORE is a program of online professional development for classroom teachers and other school personnel working in ECS through Grade 12 in school divisions primarily throughout Alberta. New this year, we will be offering our modules to educators throughout Canada.

For friends and caregivers: AMI-Quebec

AMI-Quebec helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. Most programs are free.

For Listening Services: FACE À FACE

A team of professionally-trained volunteers are available to listen to you and help you overcome your personal difficulties.

 

Mindfulness Resources

Mindful Teachers: 

Provides information on how to use mindfulness with children and adolescents as a teacher

Mindfulness for Teens: 

Provides teen-friendly information on using mindfulness, guided meditations, etc.

Mindful Schools:

Offers courses and resources for teachers and educators to learn to use mindfulness with youths

Stressed Teens: 

Provides teen-friendly mindfulness activities and resources

 

NSSI Resources

The Huffington Post:

Article debunking 5 myths around NSSI

Self-Injury Outreach and Support:

Outreach initiative with information and resources for those who self-injure and those who want to help

Cornell University:

Online training course NSSI 101. Also, resources are divided by topic and audience (info for friends, family, therapists, youth serving professionals)

Canadian Mental Health Associations:

Definition and information on warning signs as well as counselling and support. Information for loved ones of those self-harming

Mental Health Committee from Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario:

Fact sheet about NSSI for parents, a how to guide to providing both short term support and long term support,  information on how to respond to your child’s self-injury, and support and advocacy groups

ACT Centre of Excellence Research Facts and Findings article on Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescence by Janis Whitlock:

Information such as definition, warning signs, prevalence, and causes and motivation

Psychology Today article on Depression and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

 

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