Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide: Training Report for Ontario

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Reviews the training and implementation of the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide into various Ontario school boards through Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Completed in September, 2013.

Healthy Sleeping

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Sleep is important to your physical and mental health. It allows your mind to digest and make sense of the day’s events. It prepares your brain for learning new things the next day. During sleep your brain even cleans itself! Simply put, sleep is essential for life and getting the proper amount of sleep helps us cope better with whatever life brings our way. This resource will help you develop better sleeping habits.

Transitions

 

“Transitions”, the first publication of its kind,  provides first-year students with information on topics including time management, relationships, sexual activity, mental illness, suicide and addictions. The guide also includes mental health self-help information and contains recommendations where students can go to get help on their campus.

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‘Go-To’ Teacher Training: Report for Ontario

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'Go-To’ Teacher Training report for various school boards in Ontario, through Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences completed in September, 2013.

‘Go-To’ Teacher Training: Report for Newfoundland

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‘Go-To’ Teacher Training report for Newfoundland school boards completed in September, 2013.

‘Go-To’ Teacher Training: Report for the Calgary Area

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'Go-To' Teacher Training report for the Calgary area school boards completed in September, 2013.

Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide: Training Report for the Calgary Area

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Reviews the training and implementation of the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide into Calgary area school boards in September, 2013.

‘Go-To’ Teacher Training: Interim Report for Nova Scotia

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Go-To Teacher Training interim report for the province of Nova Scotia. The training was completed with each school board in Nova Scotia in July 2013.

2013 Academy in Mental Health: Program Evaluation Report

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The third annual Academy in Mental Health was held at Halifax West High School July 8-9, 2013. The Academy was offered as a two-day conference to educators, principals, health professionals, advocates, parents and anyone else working with youth, to assist them in improving their knowledge and understanding of adolescent mental disorders, mental health problems and mental health. This program evaluation report reviews the two-day conference and provides readers with the findings from the pre/post tests and the feedback provided by those who attended.

Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide: Training Report for Nova Scotia

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Reviews the training and implementation of the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide into all seven English school boards in Nova Scotia, from 2010-2013.

Academy in School Mental Health: 3-Year Program Evaluation

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The Academy in School Mental Health (Academy), has been held for the past three years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It has been offered primarily to educators, but is also open to other youth service providers. Designed to provide attendees with opportunities to learn more about teen mental health and common mental disorders, the goals of the Academy have been to provide participants with an arsenal of tools, information and techniques that they can use in their work with youth, helping them develop the knowledge that would empower their ability to teach youth about mental health. 

This report evaluates the impact of the Academy over the past three years and how each one differentiated from one another.

Project Why (Lisbon, Portugal)

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A pilot project where school mental health materials and training programs were adapted by partners at the New University of Lisbon to enhance competencies of teachers student service providers.

Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide Training at Halifax Regional School Board - Part 2

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Part two of the Mental Health and High School Curriculum training with the Halifax Regional School Board addresses the concepts of mental health, the mental disorders that typically onset in adolescence, stigma and where to seek help for mental health problems/disorders. The training also reviews the six modules of the Mental Health Curriculum, supplementary educational resources and teaching strategies pertaining to school-based mental health. The objective of the training is to improve teachers’ knowledge of the Mental Health Curriculum Guide and its contents, and enhance positive attitudes towards mental illness and those who are living with mental disorders. This report presents the outcome of Mental Health Curriculum Guide delivered to teachers from the (HRSB), Province of Nova Scotia in January 2013.

Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide Training at Strait Regional School Board

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This report presents the outcome of the first day of the of the Guide Training Program delivered to teachers and allied professionals from the Straight Regional School Board (SRSB), Province of Nova Scotia in September 2012. The allied professionals who took the Guide Training Program subsequent to the session reported on here will work as trainers to deliver the Guide Training Program to Grade 9 Healthy Living course teachers at the school board in the upcoming 12 months.

Communicating with Your Health Care Provider: What Every Person Should Ask

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Do you ever wonder what types of questions you should be asking your physician? Or whether or not they're prescribing the right medication and treatment to you? Communicating With Your Health Care Provider: What Every Person Should Ask will you cover your basis and ensure your getting the appropriate treatments and medications from your physician. This resource will help you communicate with your health care provider, and ensure you're asking all the right questions.

Taking Charge of Your Health (daily checklist)

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This checklist is intended for youth living with depression or anxiety who are involved in psychoeducation groups or are under the care of their health provider. It aims to promote a lifestyle that may help you to improve your mental and physical health. Every day put a check mark beside every activity that you did that day. Try to have as many check marks each day as possible. Please discuss with your health provider or group leaders how to best use this tool to help you better manage your health.

2012 Academy in School Mental Health: Program Evaluation Report

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The second annual Academy in School Mental Health was held at Halifax West High School July 9-11, 2012. The Academy was offered as a three day conference for educators, principals, health professionals, advocates, parents and anyone else working with youth, to assist them in improving their knowledge and understanding of adolescent mental disorders, mental health problems and mental health. This program evaluation report reviews the two-day conference and provides readers with the findings from the pre/post tests, feedback provided by those who attended and an overall assessment.

“Go-To” Educator Training at Halifax Regional School Board Evaluation Report

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The “Go-To” Educator Training: Identification of Mental Disorders in the Secondary School Setting. The “Go-To” component of this model is based on the observation that in each school, there are educators with whom students form good relationships, naturally go to for help, and feel comfortable talking about their problems. This report presents the outcomes of the training done with the Halifax Regional School board in 2012. 

Teen Mental Health Glossary

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This glossary was written for youth, families and friends of those living with a mental disorder. It has been created to help young people and families understand the definitions of words commonly used by doctors and nurses. Covering over 200 mental health terms, the Glossary is written in a youth and family friendly way. 

 

 

Mental Health: An Animated Series (DVD)

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This DVD is a collection of short and fun animated videos directed towards helping youth understand mental illness and mental disorders. The DVD is great for schools as a educational tool and for those who don't allow students access to YouTube.

This DVD contains 8 different videos, focusing on different mental illnesses.

1) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
2) Childhood ADHD
3) Teenage ADHD
4) Separation Anxiety Disorder
5) Social Anxiety Disorder
6) Panic Disorder
7) Depression
8) The Teenage Brain

 

Summary of Family Physician’s Evaluation of a Child and Youth Mental Health Training Program

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This report presents a summary of the program evaluation pertaining to family physicians who took part in the educational program to improve their competencies in the identification, diagnosis and delivery of best evidence based treatments for children and youth exhibiting common mental disorders in primary health care. The two “Training-the-Trainers” sessions took place in Vancouver, BC on October 4-5, 2011 and January 25, 2012.

The findings reported in this document demonstrate substantial improvement in family physician child and youth mental health knowledge and self-rated clinical confidence in addressing common child and youth mental disorders, as a result of the training program.

 

 

 

Identification, Diagnosis & Treatment of Adolescent Depression (Major Depressive Disorder)

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“Identification, Diagnosis and Treatment of Adolescent Depression: A Package for First Contact Health Care Providers”, is a best evidence based program that was designed to enhance the knowledge of primary health care providers (primary care physicians and other members of health care teams) to better identify, assess, diagnose and treat adolescent depression (including suicide evaluation).  It is currently being applied in a web-based format, accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada as continuing medical education.

This program was developed by the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health team.  The Chair is held by Dr. Stan Kutcher, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization Collaborating Center in Mental Health Policy and Training at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Center.  The Chair team focuses on translating the best available scientific knowledge pertaining to adolescent mental health/mental disorders for use by youth, parents, educators, health providers, policy makers and the public; within the Maritimes, across Canada and internationally.

The course includes:

1) An informational overview to help first contact health providers understand how to identify, diagnose and treat major depressive disorder in adolescents.

2) A toolkit for first contact health providers containing diagnostic tools and other useful resources for diagnosing, assessing and treating major depressive disorder in adolescents

3) A tool resource for assessing suicide risks in youth

Nova Scotia School Mental Health Framework

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The Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health worked together with representatives from five Nova Scotia provincial departments, school boards, regional health authorities, youth, RCMP regional offices, African and First Nations communities, and other related stakeholders to develop the “Well-Beings: the Nova Scotia School Mental Health Framework” in May 2011. The framework was developed for use by those who are dedicated to improving child and youth mental health in Nova Scotia and beyond. 

 

 

Identificación, Diagnóstico Y Tratamiento De La Depresión En El Adolescente (Spanish)

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“Identificación, Diagnostico y Tratamiento de la Depresión en el Adolescente para Personal de Salud de Atención Primaria”, fue desarrollado por el equipo de Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health bajo la dirección del Profesor Stan Kutcher de la Universidad de Dalhousie en Canadá, quien es Director del Centro de Colaboración de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) / Organización Pan Americana de la Salud (OPS). 

Este programa educacional fue desarrollado con la participación de múltiples profesionistas de la salud, incluyendo médicos especialistas en la salud mental y médicos generales, utilizando la mejor evidencia científica disponible. El programa cuenta con:

1) Una introducción general para ayudar a los proveedores de salud de atención a identificar, diagnosticar y tratar el Trastorno Depresivo Mayor en el adolescente. 

2) Una útil sección de instrumentos clínicas para apoyar el diagnostico y la evaluación del trastorno depresivo mayor y el riesgo suicida en jóvenes.

Le traumatisme crânien chez l’adolescent (French)

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« Le traumatisme crânien chez l'adolescent » est une ressource éducative qui donne aux adultes l’information sur la prévention de la commotion cérébrale, la gestion et la récupération — ainsi que l’information au sujet des risques potentiels concernant la santé mentale.

Créé pour l'adulte dans la vie d'une jeune (un parent, un entraîneur, un enseignant, etc.), ce guide aide le lecteur à comprendre: c’est quoi une commotion cérébrale, quels sont des signes et des symptômes, ce qui doit être fait afin de à prévenir les commotions cérébrales, ce qu'il faut faire si une commotion cérébrale est suspectée et ce qu'il faut faire si une jeune subit une lésion cérébrale traumatique.

Guide des traumatismes crâniens chez les jeunes (French)

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« Guide des traumatismes crâniens chez les jeunes » est une ressource éducative qui donne aux jeunes des renseignements sur la prévention d’une commotion cérébrale, la gestion et la récupération — ainsi que l'information au sujet des risques potentiels en concernant la santé mentale.

Créé pour les jeunes et écrit avec l'aide du comité jeunesse consultative, ce guide fournit aux adolescents la meilleure information disponible sur les commotions cérébrales, comment les prévenir, ce qu'il faut faire si elles se produisent et comment le jeune peut être aidé.

Mental Health & High School Curriculum Training and “Go-to” Educator Training Report (TCRSB)

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This program evaluation report presents the outcome of the Mental Health Curriculum training to 17 Grade 9 classroom teachers, 76 students, as well as outcomes of "go-to" educator training delivered to 12 go-to educators in one English and one Frence school from the Tri-County Regional School Board (TRSB) between September 2010 and March 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identification, Diagnosis & Treatment of Adolescent Anxiety Disorders

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This training guide is designed for use by first contact health providers to help them in understanding, identifying, diagnosing and treating Adolescent Anxiety.  It includes a number of clinically useful tools as well as detailed management information.

The guide includes: 1) An informational overview to help first contact health providers understand how to identify, diagnose and treat Adolescent Anxiety 2) A toolkit for first contact health providers containing diagnostic tools and other useful resources for assessing Adolescent Anxiety.

This training guide is available for download, purchase of a printed copy, or the course can be taken through our eLearning Centre (to be launched shortly). An expanded version of this material will be available shortly for  MAINPRO and MAINCERT credit CME course for primary care physicians and specialty physicians.

Identification, Diagnosis & Treatment of Adolescent ADHD

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This training guide is designed for use by first contact health providers to help them in understanding, identifying, diagnosing and treating Adolescent Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity  It includes a number of clinically useful tools as well as detailed management information.

The guide includes: 1) An informational overview to help first contact health providers understand how to identify, diagnose and treat Adolescent Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity 2) A toolkit for first contact health providers containing diagnostic tools and other useful resources for assessing Adolescent Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity.

This training guide is available for download, purchase of a printed copy, or the course can be taken through our eLearning Centre (to be launched shortly). An expanded version of this material will be available shortly for  MAINPRO and MAINCERT credit CME course for primary care physicians and specialty physicians.

Identification, Diagnosis & Treatment of Child ADHD

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This training guide is designed for use by first contact health providers to help them in understanding, identifying, diagnosing and treating children with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity  It includes a number of clinically useful tools as well as detailed management information.

The guide includes: 1) An informational overview to help first contact health providers understand how to identify, diagnose and treat children with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity 2) A toolkit for first contact health providers containing diagnostic tools and other useful resources for assessing Child Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity.

This training guide is available for download, purchase of a printed copy, or the course can be taken through our eLearning Centre (to be launched shortly). An expanded version of this material will be available shortly for  MAINPRO and MAINCERT credit CME course for primary care physicians and specialty physicians.

Identification, Diagnosis & Treatment of Child Anxiety Disorders

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This training guide is designed for use by first contact health providers to help them in understanding, identifying, diagnosing and treating children with Anxiety.  It includes a number of clinically useful tools as well as detailed management information.

The guide includes: 1) An informational overview to help first contact health providers understand how to identify, diagnose and treat Child Anxiety 2) A toolkit for first contact health providers containing diagnostic tools and other useful resources for assessing Child Anxiety.

This training guide is available for download, purchase of a printed copy, or the course can be taken through our eLearning Centre (to be launched shortly). An expanded version of this material will be available shortly for  MAINPRO and MAINCERT credit CME course for primary care physicians and specialty physicians.

Quelqu’un de votre entourage a-t-il commis un suicide? (French)

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Quelqu’un de votre entourage a-t-il commis un suicide?

Suicide attempts remain the second largest category for injury-related hospitalizations. Some of these attempts unfortunately result in death. After the death of her son, Carol Cashen was inspired to combine her findings into a resource guide that could be readily accessible to parents that were faced with a similar loss.

The “Support After Youth Suicide” support booklet was developed to provide a much needed resource for families and friends who were seeking support following a youth suicide. It provides some basic, yet helpful, information about suicide, grief, depression, stigma and how to support a person who has lost a loved one. The information provided gives the reader some information about what to expect and how to cope in a healthy manner, but acknowledges that this process is different for everyone.

This version of the booklet has been customized with information that relates to some of the resources available in the Halifax Regional Municipality. If you want to make a version specific to your community, please contact us, as we are eager and open to producing numerous versions of this booklet, each reflective of community resources across Canada.

We'd like to continue to improve this booklet. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please provide it by filling out this anonymous form here.

PSYCHOSE et CONSOMMATION de DROGUE et D’ALCOOL

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This short guide provides insight and information on psychosis and substance abuse. The topics covered include: Why do people with psychosis use
drugs & alcohol?, How can using substances affect you if you’re living with psychosis?, Is there any treatment?, Will I recover?, What can you do?
and Where can you find help?

Psychosis and Substance Abuse

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This short guide provides insight and information on psychosis and substance abuse. The topics covered include: Why do people with psychosis use drugs & alcohol?, How can using substances affect you if you’re living with psychosis?, Is there any treatment?, Will I recover?, What can you do?
and Where can you find help?

Identification, diagnostic et traitement de la dépression chez les adolescents

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Ce guide de formation est destiné aux fournisseurs de soins de première ligne pour les aider à comprendre, identifier, diagnostiquer et traiter les Troubles Dépressifs Majeurs de l’adolescent.

Il comprend des outils cliniques utiles ainsi que des informations détaillées de mise en pratique. Une version élargie de ce guide est disponible pour les cours d’accréditation de formation médicale continue MAINPRO et MAINCERT pour les médecins de soins primaires et les médecins spécialistes. Ce cours va être disponible sous peu. SVP, écrivez-nous si vous vous souhaitez plus d’informations sur ce programme ou si vous désirez être avertis de ce lancement.


Le guide comprend : 1) une vue d’ensemble des informations pour aider les fournisseurs de soins de première ligne à comprendre comment identifier, diagnostiquer et traiter un trouble dépressif majeur chez les adolescents. 2) une trousse à outils pour les fournisseurs de soins de première ligne contenant des outils de diagnostic et d’autres ressources utiles pour évaluer les troubles dépressifs majeurs chez les adolescents.


Ce guide de formation est disponible en téléchargement ou à l’achat en version imprimée.

KUTCHER ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION SCALE (KADS) Serbian

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings.

The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

Communicating With Your Health Care Provider: What Every Parent Should Ask

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As a parent, do you ever wonder what types of questions you should be asking your physician? Or whether or not they're prescribing the right medication and treatment to your child? Read Communicating With Your Health Care Provider: What Every Parent Should Ask.

Executive Summary Evergreen: A Youth Mental Health Framework for Canada (English)

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From inception, the Evergreen Project has prioritized the active involvement of people from across Canada in all aspects of creating a framework specific to child and youth mental health. In this spirit of collaboration young people, parents, educators, mental health professionals, and countless others involved in the lives of young people, came together using online technologies to build Evergreen from the ground up.

Evergreen provide a framework of values and strategic directions to assist governments and other authorities responsible for child and youth mental health in Canada in their address of child and youth mental health. This framework will also be made available to young people, parents, service providers, professionals and the public to facilitate dialogue amongst all stakeholders about what needs to be done to address child and youth mental health across Canada, and how that could be accomplished. Thus, Evergreen is informing, supportive and encouraging of collaborative action to deal with this urgent Canadian need.

This document provides a download of our executive summary. If you prefer to review the entire document it can be downloaded in by clicking here.

Clinical Global Impression (CGI)

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The Clinical Global Impression (CGI) is an invaluable tool for monitoring the treatment outcomes of any patient.  It is easy to use (instructions follow), easy to record and gives the health provider a useful and reliable means of telling if the patient is getting better or not.  Routine use of the CGI at every clinic visit can help simplify record keeping and lets you know how your patient has done over the duration of her/his care.

Mental Health & High School Curriculum Training (Full Evaluation Report) - Part 1

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This program evaluation report presents the outcome of the Curriculum training delivered to 89 Grade 9 Healthy Living teachers from the Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) in January 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health & High School Curriculum Training (Executive Summary Evaluation) - Part 1

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The objective of the six-module Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide is to enhance mental health literacy for students and teachers, and a one-day training session is offered to educators who will implement the Curriculum within their classrooms. The training examines the basic concepts of mental health, the epidemiology of mental disorders that typically onset in adolescence and factors associated with stigma. The training also reviews the six modules of the Curriculum, supplementary educational resources and teaching strategies for effectively addressing mental health literacy. The objective of the training is to improve educators’ knowledge of the Curriculum and its contents, increase knowledge regarding mental health and mental health illness, and enhance positive attitudes towards mental illness. This program evaluation report presents the outcome of the Curriculum training delivered to 89 Grade 9 Healthy Living teachers from the Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) in January 2012.

 

 

 

Understanding Brain Injury in Adolescence

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“Understanding Brain Injury in Adolescence” is an educational resource that provides adults with information on concussion prevention, management and recovery – as well as examining the potential mental health risks.

Designed for the adult in a young person’s life (parent, a coach, a teacher, etc.), this guide helps the reader understand: what a concussion is, what its signs and symptoms are, what needs to be done to help prevent concussions, what must be done if a concussion is suspected and what should be done if a young person sustains a traumatic brain injury.

 

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Brain Injury Guide for Youth

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“Brain Injury Guide for Youth” is an educational resource that provides youth with information on concussion prevention, management and recovery – as well as examining the potential mental health risks.

Designed for youth and written with the assistance of the Chair’s Youth Advisory Committee, this Guide provides teens with the best available information about concussions, how to try and prevent them, what to do if they occur and how they can be helped if they receive one.

 

Review the first 16 pages of the guide below.

Evergreen: document-cadre en matiere de sante mentale des enfants et les adolescents au Canada

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Dès le départ, le projet Evergreen a mis en priorité l’implication des personnes à l’échelle du pays dans chaque facette de la création d’un document-cadre concernant la santé mentale des enfants et des adolescents. C’est dans cet esprit de collaboration que les adolescents, les parents, les éducateurs, les professionnels de la santé mentale et tous les autres intervenants dans la vie des adolescents et des enfants se sont rassemblés, à l’aide de technologies en ligne, pour bâtir Evergreen à partir de rien.

Evergreen est de fournir un cadre de valeurs et d’orientations stratégiques pour aider les gouvernements et les autres autorités responsables de la santé mentale des enfants et des adolescents au Canada à traiter la question de la santé mentale chez les enfants et les adolescents. Ce document-cadre sera également mis à la disposition des adolescents, des parents, des prestataires de services, des professionnels et du grand public afin de provoquer le dialogue entre tous les partenaires sur ce qui doit être réalisé – et comment le réaliser – pour aborder la question de la santé mentale des enfants et des adolescents au Canada. Ainsi, le projet Evergreen est informatif et axé sur le soutien, sans compter qu’il préconise l’action collaborative pour traiter de ce besoin urgent au Canada.


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IDENTIFICATION DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT OF ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION (MDD)

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This training guide is designed for use by first contact health providers to help them in understanding, identifying, diagnosing and treating adolescents with MDD.  It includes a number of clinically useful tools as well as detailed management information. 

The guide includes: 1) An informational overview to help first contact health providers understand how to identify, diagnose and treat major depressive disorder in adolescents. 2) A toolkit for first contact health providers containing diagnostic tools and other useful resources for assessing major depressive disorder in adolescents.

This training guide is available for download, purchase of a printed copy, or the course can be taken through our eLearning Centre (to be launched shortly). An expanded version of this material will be available shortly for  MAINPRO and MAINCERT credit CME course for primary care physicians and specialty physicians.

Evergreen: A Youth Mental Health Framework for Canada (English)

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From inception, the Evergreen Project has prioritized the active involvement of people from across Canada in all aspects of creating a framework specific to child and youth mental health. In this spirit of collaboration young people, parents, educators, mental health professionals, and countless others involved in the lives of young people, came together using online technologies to build Evergreen from the ground up.

Evergreen provide a framework of values and strategic directions to assist governments and other authorities responsible for child and youth mental health in Canada in their address of child and youth mental health. This framework will also be made available to young people, parents, service providers, professionals and the public to facilitate dialogue amongst all stakeholders about what needs to be done to address child and youth mental health across Canada, and how that could be accomplished. Thus, Evergreen is informing, supportive and encouraging of collaborative action to deal with this urgent Canadian need.


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Échelle de dépression pour adolescents de Kutcher (KADS)  (French)

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Le KADS a été développé pour aider, tant en terme de santé publique qu’en terme de pratique clinique, à identifier les jeunes à risque de dépression. Il a été conçu par des cliniciens et des chercheurs experts dans le domaine de la dépression des adolescents et dans l’utilisation de différentes échelles et outils en pratique clinique, dans la recherche ou en milieu institutionnel.

 Le KADS à 6 items est destiné à l’utilisation en milieu institutionnel (écoles ou lieux de soins primaires) comme outil de dépistage, pour identifier les jeunes gens à risque de dépression. Il peut également être utilisé par des professionnels de soins de santé formés (infirmière de santé publique, médecin de soins primaires) ou par des éducateurs (conseiller d’orientation par ex.) pour évaluer un jeune en détresse ou susceptible d’avoir un problème de santé mentale.

Mental Health Literacy For Educators Evaluation #4

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his training program is designed for teachers, student service providers and administrators. Its purpose is to enhance the mental health literacy of educators who work with youth ages 13 to 25 years. This one day program is delivered in a workshop format by Dr. Stan Kutcher and will provide participants with a solid understanding of mental health, the brain, and mental disorders that commonly onset during the youth years contextualized to the school setting.

To find out more about this valuable program visit the Educators tab and select Training from the dropdown menu.

Evaluation of the Educator Training in Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program

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The “Understanding Adolescent Depression and Suicide Education Training Program” builds on best evidence approaches to addressing youth suicide and teaches health providers to understand, recognize, assess, treat and when to refer for subspecialty care, depressed and suicidal youth.
 
The Program is based on adult education principles and stresses the importance of critical evaluation of scientific information and learning how to think about the complex issues of adolescent depression and suicide. Not only does it provide best evidence and most up-to-date information on these topics, it gives participants the tools to be able to assess and understand new information as it become available, thus providing the basis for lifelong learning. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and competencies in all health providers so that they can better understand these issues and effectively address them in their day to day practice.
 
Findings from the research summarized in this report.
 
To find out more about this valuable program visit the Educators tab and select Training from the dropdown menu.

Teachers Resource Guide for Virtual Classroom

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TeenMentalHealth.org and TakingIt Global partnered to develop a set of mental health online resources available to teachers free of charge.

The combination of mental health education and technology in the classroom places teachers on the cutting edge by engaging students in a vital topic to help maintain their health through a medium that will engage their interest. This in turn helps students challenge assumptions around mental health and mental illness, combat stigma, manage stress, and be aware of warning signs that may indicate a mental health problem for themselves or their peers. It will also help students in their development of 21st century communication and computer literacy skills.

The thematic classroom is designed to act as a supplement to the Mental Health and High School Curriculum. This high school curriculum focuses on training teachers to be comfortable with their own knowledge of mental health, then empowers the teachers to share this knowledge with their students through a multiple module program. The program uses a variety of interactive sessions that help to promote dialogue among students, as well as with their teachers. 

If teachers are looking to enhance these materials, provide homework assignments, or would like to do stand-alone activities regarding a specific area of interest, the Mental Health Thematic Classroom contains a set of four modules with a total of twenty comprehensive activities that can be tailored to suit the particular needs of each individual classroom, and connects to two fun and educational online games. It also includes additional resources in the files and bookmarks section of the classroom for both teachers and students to explore in order to extend the learning even further.

The technology involved in the classroom set-up is designed to be quick and straightforward for teachers. In order to further support the development of your customizable classroom, virtual office hours, frequently asked questions, and a demo classroom are provided, in addition to an informative teacher’s guide which can be downloaded here.

MED ED Booklet

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The first of its kind, the MED ED booklet and accompanying passport are a content rich pair of guides that provide mental health medication education and treatment tracking for children and teens.

The guides contain: frequently asked questions, glossary, as well as tools and checklists to make tracking symptoms, activities and behaviours around medication use easy. You will find important information about anti-anxiety and sleep medications, antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers and stimulants.

The guides were created using the best available evidence regarding use, design, impact of medication resources and management of mental illness. The intention was to build something that would help families and care providers work together to better track treatment plans for children and teens with mental illnesses and symptoms of mental illness.

The tracking guides also provide a wealth of content-rich information to help the mental health care team make appropriate adjustments to medication to help the patient feel like themselves again.

The two documents can work in tandem or by themselves.

•    The booklet has 8 sections: 1) 26 frequently asked questions (FAQs), 2) medication class information, 3) trackers for activities, symptoms and side effects, 4) checklists with questions when interacting with doctors and pharmacists, 5) medication log, 6) appointment log, 7) notes and 8) glossary.

•    The passport is a companion book and is more concise, comprised mainly of checklists and trackers with a few important FAQs included.

When brought to appointment with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, etc. it can help with asking the right questions and recording and sharing the right information.

We are in the process of reformatting Med Ed to keep costs low and use high. Med Ed will be available shortly in four formats.
•    The MED ED Booklet (main guide) can be ordered in colour or black and white.
•    The accompanying MED ED passports have been designed to have two in a booklet and will be available in black and white and colour.  (Note: When this booklet arrives you will need to cut it in half or go to your local copy store to have them cut it for you).
•    Our guides will also be available for bulk purchase (with discounts applied to bulk rates) and are shipped via post. Booklets are printed and distributed by our partner: Blurb.com.

 

View the first 20 pages of the booklet below.

Evaluation of the Health Provider Training in Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program

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The “Understanding Adolescent Depression and Suicide Education Training Program” builds on best evidence approaches to addressing youth suicide and teaches health providers to understand, recognize, assess, treat and when to refer for subspecialty care, depressed and suicidal youth.
 
The Program is based on adult education principles and stresses the importance of critical evaluation of scientific information and learning how to think about the complex issues of adolescent depression and suicide. Not only does it provide best evidence and most up-to-date information on these topics, it gives participants the tools to be able to assess and understand new information as it become available, thus providing the basis for lifelong learning. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and competencies in all health providers so that they can better understand these issues and effectively address them in their day to day practice.
 
Findings from the research summarized in this report showed a significant increase in knowledge about depression and suicide with an average improvement of a statistically significant 20% at post test across all professionals groups.
 
To find out more about this valuable program visit the Health Professionals tab and select Training from the dropdown menu.

Mental Health Literacy For Educators Evaluation #3

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This training program is designed for teachers, student service providers and administrators. Its purpose is to enhance the mental health literacy of educators who work with youth ages 13 to 25 years. This one day program is delivered in a workshop format by Dr. Stan Kutcher and will provide participants with a solid understanding of mental health and mental disorders that commonly onset during the youth years contextualized to the school setting.

To find out more about this valuable program visit the Educators tab and select Training from the dropdown menu.

Gatekeeper Training for Educators

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This training program is designed for teachers, student service providers and administrators. Its purpose is to enhance the mental health literacy of educators who work with youth ages 13 to 25 years. The one day program is delivered in a workshop format by Dr. Stan Kutcher and will provide participants with a solid understanding of mental health and mental disorders that commonly onset during the youth years contextualized to the school setting.

Mental Health Literacy For Educators Evaluation #2

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This training program is designed for teachers, student service providers and administrators. Its purpose is to enhance the mental health literacy of educators who work with youth ages 13 to 25 years. This one day program is delivered in a workshop format by Dr. Stan Kutcher and will provide participants with a solid understanding of mental health and mental disorders that commonly onset during the youth years contextualized to the school setting.

To find out more about this valuable program visit the Educators tab and select Training from the dropdown menu.

The Effectiveness and Safety of Suicide Postvention Programs

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In 2006, the provincial government and community partners released a strategy designed to help reduce suicide and attempted suicide in Nova Scotia. To support the carrying out of this framework, a series of research reports is being prepared to give suicide prevention partners the best available research and recommendations on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. These papers are being prepared in partnership by the Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection, the Department of Health, the Canadian Mental Health Association (Nova Scotia Division), and the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health.

The following is a summary of a report prepared on the effectiveness and safety of suicide postvention programs.The systematic review of the research literature on suicide postvention
summary of the most substantive and high-quality evidence needed to develop policy, planning, and practice. Two evidence quality frameworks, the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine (CEBM) and the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) What Works Repository Framework, were used to evaluate the evidence.

Systematic Review of Suicide Postvention Programs

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To support the implementation of the Nova Scotia Strategic Framework to Address Suicide, the need for a series of evidence papers was identified. The Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection, the Nova Scotia Department of Health, the Canadian Mental Health Association (Nova Scotia Division), and the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health Team have agreed to partner on the development of these evidence papers that will review literature in relation to practices that support suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of suicide postvention programs on bereavement, mental distress, and mental health, and to investigate their cost-effectiveness.

Mental Health Integration and Navigation (MH-IN) Evaluation Report

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MH-IN is an innovative mental health pathway to care model that has been developed by the Sun Life Chair in Adolescent Mental Health Team to create and implement a seamless process that can improve mental health and mental health care for young people.  It includes: curriculum and other information to improve knowledge about mental health and mental illness; training of teachers and other school personnel to help identify young people who may have a mental disorder; establishing a seamless referral process between schools and health providers, training primary health care providers (doctors and nurses) in the diagnosis and best treatments for youth with a mental disorder and supporting young people being treated for a mental disorder on their return to school. Parent information about normal adolescent development and teen mental health is also now available.

This model  is currently being piloted in Nova Scotia in collaboration  with the Nova Scotia Department of Education, Schools Plus Program, South Shore Regional School Board, IWK Health Centre and Mental Health and Addictions Program, South Shore Primary Care and South Shore Mental Health Services.

The first pilot project was conducted at Forest Heights Community School and the report of this project is available for review.  It contains a description of the project process, preliminary data, and lessons learned for future practice and research.

Mental Health Training for Youth Service Providers

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The goal of the workshops was to provide work contextualized knowledge/information about youth mental health/mental disorders and relevant community youth mental health services resources to those involved in youth summer programming, such as camp counsellors, youth workers, mentors, volunteers or recreation staff.

The information provided in the three hour workshop aimed to assist participants in understanding and identifying the difference between typical adolescent behaviour and mental illness, and how to address mental health problems appropriately in young people, including information on community resources and intervention strategies. In keeping with all training materials created by the Chair, the workshops were based on the best available scientifically valid evidence; adult learning principles and knowledge acquisition goals.

Youth Mental Health for Health Care Professionals Training Evaluation

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This training program is designed for health professionals working in youth mental health. Its purpose is to enhance the mental health literacy of health professionals who work with youth ages 13 to 25 years. The one day program is delivered in a workshop format by Dr. Stan Kutcher and will provide participants with a solid understanding of mental health and mental disorders that commonly onset during the youth years contextualized to the health care provider setting.

To find out more about this valuable program visit the Educators tab and select Training from the dropdown menu.

Mental Health Literacy For Educators Training Evaluation

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This training program is designed for teachers, student service providers and administrators. Its purpose is to enhance the mental health literacy of educators who work with youth ages 13 to 25 years. This one day program is delivered in a workshop format by Dr. Stan Kutcher and will provide participants with a solid understanding of mental health and mental disorders that commonly onset during the youth years contextualized to the school setting.

To find out more about this valuable program visit the Educators tab and select Training from the dropdown menu.

Mental Health and High School Curriculum

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School-aged youth are a vulnerable population. They are in a period their lives that is crucial in their mental health development. Canadian youth spend more time in school than anywhere else outside the home. Schools are often challenged to deal with youth mental health, but are seriously under equipped and inadequately supported to handle this responsibility.

The curriculum guide provides a complete set of educational tools to increase understanding of mental health and mental disorders among both students and teachers.

The guide, developed in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, focuses on training teachers (in their module) to be comfortable with their own knowledge of mental health and mental disorders.. The guide then empowers the teachers to share this knowledge with their students through a  curriculum delivered in a multiple module format.  The program uses a variety of interactive sessions that help to promote dialogue among students, as well as with their teachers. Discussing mental health and mental illness in a supportive, familiar environment enables youth to feel safe, ask questions, gain knowledge, combat stigma and develop their own opinions of the world around them.

The teachers training materials are provided for free, and many of the other materials are incorporated into our curriculum site, however, there is a small fee for the complete guide to be delivered to your door. These materials are produced by two not-for-profit organizations that are using these funds to continue to enhance and develop the curriculum.

The curriculum guide can be ordered and delivered to your door. Purchased copies also include a CD Computer Resource disk  that can aid in classroom instruction of the program.

We've uploaded the first 30 pages of the guide for you to view below as a preview.

The guide is also available in French.

Formation en santé mentale à l’école secondaire (French)

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Les jeunes d’âge scolaire sont une population vulnérable. Ils sont à une période cruciale de leur vie en ce qui concerne le développement de leur santé mentale. Les jeunes canadiens passent plus de temps à l’école que n’importe où en dehors de la maison. Les établissements scolaires sont souvent confrontés aux problèmes de santé mentale chez les jeunes mais sont sérieusement sous-équipés et peu soutenues pour gérer cette responsabilité.

Le guide de formation fournit une trousse complète d’outils éducatifs à l’usage des étudiants et des enseignants pour améliorer leur compréhension de la santé mentale et des troubles mentaux.

Le guide, développé en partenariat avec l’Association Canadienne pour la Santé Mentale, s’applique à rendre les enseignants à l’aise avec leurs propres connaissances de la santé mentale et des troubles mentaux (dans le module qui leur est destiné). Le guide permet ensuite aux enseignants de partager leurs connaissances avec leurs étudiants par l’intermédiaire d’un programme de formation développé en plusieurs modules. Le programme comporte différentes sessions interactives permettant de faciliter le dialogue des étudiants entre eux et avec leurs enseignants. Le fait de discuter de la santé mentale et des troubles mentaux dans un environnement familier et rassurant permet aux jeunes de se sentir en sécurité, de poser des questions, d’améliorer leurs connaissances, de combattre la stigmatisation et de développer leurs propres opinions sur le monde qui les entoure.

Le matériel de formation des enseignants est gratuit et bien d’autres outils sont inclus dans site de formation; cependant, le guide complet peut vous être livré à domicile pour un prix modique. Ces documents sont produits par deux organismes à but non lucratif qui utilisent ces fonds pour poursuivre l’amélioration et le développement du programme.

Le guide de formation peut être commandé et livré à domicile. L’achat du guide comprend également un CD de ressource informatique qui peut être utilisé en classe pour l’enseignement du programme.

À titre d’essai, vous pouvez consulter les 30 premières pages du guide ci-dessous.

Le guide est également disponible en anglais.

Guide de formation en santé mentale pour les enseignants (French)

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Ce guide a été conçu pour donner aux enseignants et aux éducateurs une vue d’ensemble des maladies et troubles mentaux les plus courants. Le guide fournit également des questions clés qui peuvent être posées aux étudiants et donne des conseils pour les étapes suivantes pour ceux qui rencontrent des situations similaires. Le manuel de formation des enseignants fait partie de notre Guide de santé mentale à l’école secondaire; vous trouverez plus de détails sur le guide en cliquant ici.

Le guide peut être téléchargé gratuitement; nous vous demandons simplement de nous fournir votre adresse courriel afin que nous puissions vous adresser d’éventuelles mises à jour du guide. Votre opinion nous est toujours utile pour améliorer ces ressources. Tout commentaire, question et préoccupation peuvent être adressés à feedback@teenmentalhealth.org

School Mental Health Teachers Training Guide (English)

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This guide has been pulled together to provide teachers and educators with an overview of the most common mental illnesses and disorders. In addition the guide provides some key questions that can be asked of the students and provides next steps advice for those encountering similar situations. The teacher's training manual is part of our High School and Mental Health Guide, find out more about the guide by clicking here.

This guide can be downloaded for free, all we ask is that you provide us your email so in turn we can provide you with any updates we have to the guide. As always your feedback helps us make these resources better, specific comments, concerns or questions can be directed to: feedback [at] teenmentalhealth.org.

Have You Lost Someone to Suicide?

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Have You Lost Someone To Suicide?

Suicide attempts remain the second largest category for injury-related hospitalizations. Some of these attempts unfortunately result in death. After the death of her son, Carol Cashen was inspired to combine her findings into a resource guide that could be readily accessible to parents that were faced with a similar loss.

The support booklet was developed to provide a much needed resource for families and friends who were seeking support following a youth suicide. It provides some basic, yet helpful, information about suicide, grief, depression, stigma and how to support a person who has lost a loved one. The information provided gives the reader some information about what to expect and how to cope in a healthy manner, but acknowledges that this process is different for everyone.

This version of the booklet has been customized with information that relates to some of the resources available in the Halifax Regional Municipality. If you want to make a version specific to your community, please contact us, as we are eager and open to producing numerous versions of this booklet, each reflective of community resources across Canada.

We'd like to continue to improve this booklet. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please provide it by filling out this anonymous form here.

Evidence Based Medicine For Patients

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Everyone of us is different, which means that how our body will respond to treatments may also be different. But, we all want to make sure that the best available information on treatment and care is being used by the health provider for our benefit.  Evidence Based Medicine helps patients receive treatment that is right for them by finding a balance between scientific evidence, patient values and the experience of the health care provider.

The patient version of this guide uses easy to understand language to explain how science is used to provide information on medical treatment and care. It also gives practical suggestions on how help you talk with your health care provider so that you can help make sure that the best knowledge from research is being used to direct your treatment.

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Evidence Based Medicine For Youth

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When your doctor provides you with a diagnosis, if you’re like the rest of us, you’ll likely run home and google it. It’s perfectly normal to be curious about what is going on inside your body.

We want you to be equally as curious when you evaluate what you read online, and when you decide on your treatment. This quick overview guide (just two pages) is a condensed version of our Evidence Based Medicine For Patients Guide. Providing you with some information about how to know if what you are reading about makes sense and questions you should prepare to discuss with your health care provider.

La médecine factuelle à l’intention des patients (French)

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Chacun de nous est différent, ce qui signifie que notre corps peut également réagir différemment à un traitement. Mais nous voulons nous assurer que les professionnels de santé ont les meilleures informations disponibles sur les traitements et les soins pour notre bénéfice. La médecine factuelle aide à procurer aux patients le traitement qui leur convient en trouvant un équilibre entre les preuves scientifiques, les valeurs du patient et l’expérience du professionnel de santé.


La version pour les patients de ce guide emploie un langage facile à comprendre pour expliquer comment la science est utilisée pour fournir des informations sur les traitements médicaux et les soins. Il donne également des suggestions pratiques pour vous aider à dialoguer avec votre fournisseur de soins afin de vous assurer que les meilleures connaissances issues de la recherche sont utilisées pour  guider votre traitement.

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Are You Coping With Suicidal Thoughts (brochure)

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Sometimes it may seem like everything is going wrong, and the thoughts of dealing with it are overwhelming. The Are You Coping with Suicidal Thoughts brochure helps you to understand what you are experiencing, and how you can reach out for help. This is a shorter two-page version of the booklet sharing the same title.

Suicide is permanent and doesn’t solve anything! The troubles you are going through are temporary and there is always a solution. This booklet provides information, resources and shares stories from individuals who lost a loved on to suicide.

Please take a moment to reach out to someone and ask for help.

Coping with Suicidal Thoughts

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Sometimes it may seem like everything is going wrong, and the thoughts of dealing with it are overwhelming. The Are You Coping with Suicidal Thoughts, booklet helps you to understand what you are experiencing, and how you can reach out for help.

Suicide is permanent and doesn’t solve anything! The troubles you are going through are temporary and there is always a solution. This booklet provides information, resources and shares stories from individuals who lost a loved on to suicide.

Please take a moment to reach out to someone and ask for help.

Taking it Global Guide to Mental Health Action

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This guide is designed by young people, for young people; to help you understand the issues that matter to you and your mental  health. Although you may not suffer from a mental illness,chances are you know someone who has or who has been diagnosed with a mental disorder. It is important to remember that even if you don’t have a mental illness, everyone has mental health, and there is no health without mental health!

You can use this guide to get inspired, informed and involved in making mental health a priority personally, in your community, and around the world!

At TakingITGlobal and Teenmentalhealth.org, we believe that any young person can be a leader provided they are given the tools and support they need to take action, and we strive to give young people a voice. That’s why you can read about inspiring youth who are actively promoting awareness and acceptance about mental illness throughout this guide.

Guide to Understanding Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

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The word ‘depression’ is often used by people to describe feelings of sadness or unhappiness, which all people experience at sometime in their lives. These meanings of ‘depression’ can be confused with the word ‘depression’ used to denote a serious mental disorder.

Clinical depression is not just feeling sad, it is a medical condition that affects the way mood is controlled by the brain.  This leads to a variety of signs and symptoms that result in many problems in a person's life. This guide provides an overview of adolescent major depressive disorder, providing the reader with an understanding of the brain and mood control, what happens in depression and information about a wide variety of areas including: symptoms, treatment, why depression happens, myths and facts, resources and a glossary of terms.

Guide to Panic Disorder

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Feelings of nervousness and anxiety are common and expected parts of everyday living. For example, it is normal to feel anxious before you write a test at school or start a game of baseball. It is also common and expected to feel afraid or panicked if something bad or frightening is happening, especially if it is something dangerous (e.g. If someone threatens to hurt you or if you get lost).

Panic disorder happens when a person experiences panic attacks when there is no danger. People that have panic disorder have sudden, unexpected and uncontrollable panic attacks for no reason. This can be very frightening and distressing and often causes people to worry about going places or doing things in case they have a panic attack.

This Guide to Panic Disorder provides a general overview on panic disorder, discusses the causes of anxiety and panic, myths and facts, treatments, and provides some useful tips for those with panic disorder and how people close to them can help.

KUTCHER ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION SCALE (KADS) Spanish

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings.

The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

KUTCHER ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION SCALE (KADS) German

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings.

The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

KUTCHER ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION SCALE (KADS) Chinese

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings.

The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

KUTCHER ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION SCALE (KADS) Albanian

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings.

The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

KUTCHER ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION SCALE (KADS) Polish

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings.
 
The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

KUTCHER ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION SCALE (KADS) Korean

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings.

The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

KUTCHER ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION SCALE (KADS) Portuguese

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings.

The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

KUTCHER ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION SCALE (KADS) Serbian

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings.
 
The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

KUTCHER ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION SCALE (KADS) English

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings.

The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

11 ITEM (KADS) (Turkish)

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings. The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

11 ITEM (KADS) (Portuguese)

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings. The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

11 ITEM (KADS)

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The KADS was developed to assist in the public health and clinical identification of young people at risk for depression. It was created by clinicians and researchers expert in the area of adolescent depression and the application of various scales and tools in clinical, research and institutional settings. The 6-item KADS is designed for use in institutional settings (such as schools or primary care settings) where it can be used as a screening tool to identify young people at risk for depression or by trained health care providers (such as public health nurses, primary care physicians) or educators (such as guidance counselors) to help evaluate young people who are in distress or who have been identified as possibly having a mental health problem.

Cheil Kutcher Side Effects Scale (CKS)

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This antidepressant monitoring tool collects and tracks a wealth of information on patients reactions to medications.

 

 

 

 

 

Outil de résultats thérapeutiques en santé mentale (TOT) (French)

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Le TOT a été développé pour permettre aux cliniciens de faire une synthèse pratique, complète et rapide des informations essentielles à l’évaluation et à la surveillance des résultats de traitements en santé mentale.

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health Therapeutic Outcomes Tool (TOT)

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The TOT was developed to provide busy clinicians with a comprehensive, yet practical synthesis of information vital to the assessment and monitoring of mental health treatment outcomes.

 

 

 

 

Panic Attack Diary

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The following tool can be used to help young people who are experiencing panic attacks to keep a record of how often they occur, how strong they are and how long they last.
 
This information is needed to help determine how effective treatments are. Ideally this diary should be completed at the same time each day (suggestion is just before going to bed). If you forget to do a day’s entry, just make a note that you forgot and try to remember the next time.

Mood Enhancing Prescription (MEP) (Spanish)

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The Mood Enhancing Prescription is a useful and time efficient tool that can be used to help the young person identify and plan their daily activities.

Mood Enhancing Prescription (MEP)

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The Mood Enhancing Prescription is a useful and time efficient tool that can be used to help the young person identify and plan their daily activities.

Conseils pour l’amélioration de l’humeur (MEP) (French)

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Les «Conseils  pour l’amélioration de l’humeur» est un outil utile et rapide d’utilisation que le jeune peut utiliser pour identifier et planifier ses activités quotidiennes.

 

 

 

 

Psychotherapeutic Support for Teens (PST) (Spanish)

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This tool provides clinicians with guidelines/suggestions that they can use to direct their clinical interactions with the teen.

Soutien psychothérapique pour adolescents (PST) (French)

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Cet outil donne des conseils aux cliniciens et leur sert de guide pour orienter leurs interactions cliniques avec l’adolescent.

 

 

 

 

 

Psychotherapeutic Support for Teens (PST)

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This tool provides clinicians with guidelines/suggestions that they can use to direct their clinical interactions with the teen.

TeFA (Spanish)

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The TeFA is a self-report tool. It is meant to be completed by the patient and should take no more than three minutes to complete for most adolescents. The health care provider can use the information obtained on the TeFA to probe for further information – especially in those areas where the young person noted worse or much worse than usual and in those domains that the teen identifies as either self or parental worry.

Evaluation fonctionnelle pour adolescent (TeFA) (French)

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Le TeFA est un outil d’auto-évaluation, rempli par le patient. Il ne doit pas prendre plus de trois minutes dans la majorité des cas. Le professionnel de santé peut utiliser les informations fournies par le TeFA pour chercher d’autres informations, notamment dans les domaines que le jeune a identifiés comme pire ou bien pire que d’habitude, et les domaines qui préoccupent le jeune ou ses parents.

TeFA

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The TeFA is a self-report tool. It is meant to be completed by the patient and should take no more than three minutes to complete for most adolescents. The health care provider can use the information obtained on the TeFA to probe for further information – especially in those areas where the young person noted worse or much worse than usual and in those domains that the teen identifies as either self or parental worry.

Outil d’évaluation du risque suicidaire chez l’adolescent (TASR-A) (French)

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Le TASR-A a été développé pour aider à évaluer cliniquement le risque suicidaire immédiat chez les jeunes gens. Il a été conçu par des cliniciens experts dans l’évaluation du suicide chez les adolescents et dans le développement et l’utilisation de différentes échelles et outils, en pratique clinique, dans la recherche ou en milieu institutionnel. Le TASR-A n’est pas un outil de diagnostic, puisque le suicide est un comportement et non un diagnostic médical. Le TASR-A n’est pas non plus un outil de prédiction car aucun outil ne peut prédire un suicide. Le TASR-A est plutôt un modèle semi-structuré que le clinicien peut suivre pour s’assurer que les facteurs de risque connus les plus courants ont été évalués.