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Depression Resources

BOOKS

 

For Parents

 

Coping With Depression in Young People: A guide for parents (Family Matters).  Carol Fitzpatrick & John Sharry, Wiley, 2004.

     "The strength of the book lies in its accessible style and numerous practical suggestions." - Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Vol. 10, No. 2, May 2005.

 

The Depressed Child: A parent's guide for rescuing kids.  Douglas A Riley, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2001.

     "In The Depressed Child, Dr. Riley has crafted an accessible and supportive guide for parents of children in emotional distress." - Publisher

 

Helping Your Teenager Beat Depression: A problem-solving approach for families (Special Needs Collection).  Katharina Manassis & Anne Marie Levac, Woodbine House, 2004.

     "At last, here's a source of reliable, real-world advice for parents of teenagers battling depression." - ADDitude Magazine, June/July 2005.

 

Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression.  Norman T. Berlinger, Collins Living, 2005.

     "[In this book], parents have the information, the inspiration, and the wisdom they need to help their children." - Henry C. Emmons, MD.

 

Bipolar Disorders: A guide to helping children & adolescents.  Mitzi Waltz, O'Reilly, 2000.

     "Covers the range of topics parents need to know in order to help their children, such as: diagnosis and common misdiagnoses, family life, support, safety and how        to recognize and prevent mood swings, medications, therapeutic interventions, insurance issues, and education, including how to work with school systems."

     - Publisher

 

Lonely, Sad and Angry: How to help your unhappy child.  Barbara D. Ingersoll & Sam Goldstein, Specialty Press/ADD Warehouse, 2001.

     "Ingersoll and Goldstein enable parents to more confidently and intelligently recognize depression in their own children." - Irene Wood, Booklist

 

 

For Kids/Youth

 

What's Your Mood? A good day/bad day/in-between day book. Kimberly Potts, Adams Media Corporation, 2004.

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Dealing With Depression: Anti-depressant skills for teens.

A guide for teens and adults, is intended to assist youth age 13 to 17 who suffer from depression or who believe they have an early or mild form of depression. Created by mental health experts and clinical psychologists from BC, the guide contains answers to many common questions about teen depression, interactive worksheets, and links to other sources of information.

WEBSITES

 

For Parents

 

Mood Disorders Association of BC

A nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder or other mental illness. We serve to build awareness and understanding in communities throughout the province, reaching out to as many people as possible.

 

Kelty Mental Health

Provincial resource centre which provides children, youth, parents and families with appropriate information, options for support and treatment in BC in all areas of mental health and substance use. The centre also offers peer support to parents, youth and people of all ages struggling with eating disorders through email, phone or drop in.

 

FORCE Society for Kids' Mental Health

Provincial organization that provides families with an opportunity to speak with other families who understand and may be able to offer support or advice on what has worked for them. The F.O.R.C.E. also provides families and professionals with information, tools, and tips on how to support and assist children with mental health difficulties.

 

Children's Mental Health Ontario

Represents and supports the providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario. This is also a great resource for BC parents.

 

eMentalHealth

A non-profit initiative of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO and provides anonymous, confidential and trustworthy information.

 

 

For Kids/Youth

 

Teen Mental Health

A project of the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, a partnership between Sun Life Financial, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre with the vision to improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge.

COUNSELLING SERVICES

 

Public

 

Child & Youth Mental Health locations

Child and youth mental health services are offered throughout British Columbia by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). These services provide a wide range of community-based specialized mental health services to mentally ill children and their families. Parents are encouraged to self-refer prior to your appointment as there is a lengthy waitlist for services.

 

SFU Surrey Counselling Centre

The SFU Surrey Counselling Centre provides free counselling services for adults, school-aged children, and youth. All counselling is provided by students in the Master's program in Counselling Psychology.

 

 

Private

 

BC Psychological Association

Find a trained psychologist or counsellor in your area.

 

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