Links for Professionals
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. Here are the fact sheets that relate to youth and mental illness.
Facts for Families
- Early Adolescent Development
- Late Adolescent Development
- Helping Teens with Stress
- Parenting: Preparing for Adolescence
- Panic Disorder in Children and Adolescents
- Depression in Children and Adolescents
- Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
- ADHD in Children and Adolescents
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents
- Teens: Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Substance Abuse Treatment for Children and Adolescents: Questions to Ask
- Teenagers with Eating Disorders
- Teen Suicide
- Self-injury in Adolescence
- Suicide Risk Management: a Manual for Health Professionals (Second Edition)
- Child and Youth Mental Health Toolkits -- created by a Mental Health Collaboration Team this site provides a wealth of toolkits to assist in diagnosis of several mental illnesses
- Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program -- This website provides information about early psychosis; promotes early detection and intervention; provides resources for the general public, individuals, family members and health care professionals and provides direction for seeking help.
- Speaking of Kids Mental Health -- As Ontario's largest accredited children's mental health agency, Kinark Child and Family Services partnered with Child Welfare League of Canada and the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario of this resource tool for youth, parents, educators and mental health professionals.
- Medication InfoShare -- A website for people interested in sharing health information, with a particular focus on mental health and medications. People in mind include health professionals, people with lived experience with mental illness, and their family and friends.
- Telelink -- this program connects professionals Canadians across the country with youth mental health experts at Sick Kids hospital
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