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For Teens

Learn about Mental Health and Wellness
 

This site has answers, advice, and even fun facts about teen health & mental health: ​kidshealth.org

Everything you want to know about mental health and wellness, made in Canada for Canadian teens:

www.mindyourmind.ca   

teenmentalhealth.org (includes apps & games to manage stress & anxiety!) 

cmhaww.ca

Mindfulness: No matter what you are struggling wiht, mindfulness techniques can reduce stress, improve coping, and help you find your way through.  Check out these resources:  discovermindfulness.ca       www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6eFFCi12v8

 

Think you know mental health & wellness?  Test your knowledge!  Marianas Trench Quiz!

APPS for Mental Health & Wellness
 

Mindfulness Apps:  Head Space, Stop, Breathe, & Think, Zazen, Simply Being, Calm

MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.  MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.  www.anxietybc.com Click on “Resources”

Be Safe is meant to help you make decisions in a crisis. It will:

  • allow you to make a safety plan
  • inform you about resources in Waterloo-Wellington and surrounding area
  • give you options for getting help
  • empower you to reach out safely
 

Find out about Be Safe at:  http://mindyourmind.ca/interactives/be-safe

"Send This Instead", the APP that empowers youth, giving them a voice when under pressure to send intimate images of themselves online. Find out more about it at:  http://sendthisinstead.com/?page_id=76

Our Students Engaged in Mental Health Awareness

Mr. LeBlanc's grade 7/8 class explored through discussion and extensive research how "to deal with stress in a healthy way.  The following is the result of a culminating health assignment from 2 students.​

mentalhealthandstess.weebly.com​

marissaacs.weebly.com​​

Suicide & Self-Injury

Suicide Prevention Lifeline  ​1-800-273-8255

University of Guelph& McGill University Self-Injury Outreach & Support (SIOS) project. Information & suport for teens:  www.sioutreach.org

Information about self-harm from CMHA www.cmha.ca/mental_health/youth-and-self-injury

 

Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention (CASP) www.suicideprevention.ca

​Video:  "Reach Out"  www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIeBxeOxFyE

 

Substance Use: Get the Facts

National Institute on Drug Abuse – interactive site, games, facts, & more http://teens.drugabuse.gov

"Quick Facts: Mental Health and Addictions in Canada" www.mooddisorderscanada.ca

Above the Influence: Can you handle peer pressure? Take the quiz: http://teens.drugabuse.gov

Pain medication, sitmulants, and other potentially abused medications. Learn the facts: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/prescription-stimulant-medications-amphetamines

Questions about Opioids, Fentanyl? Get the Facts: 

 https://smh-assist.ca/blog/new-info-sheet-on-opioid-misuse/

 

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