The following resources will help students learn about depression and general mental health.
Center for Young Women's Health and Young Men's Health: These websites provide a series of guides on emotional health, including on text anxiety, depression, bullying, and eating disorders. Visit the Center for Young Women's Health website or visit the Young Men's Health website
Go Ask Alice!: Geared to young adults, this question and answer website contains a large database of questions about a variety of concerns surrounding emotional health. Visit the Go Ask Alice! website by Columbia University
Girls Health.gov: The "Your Feelings" section of this website offers guidance to teenage girls on recognizing a mental health problem, getting help, and talking to parents. Visit the GirlsHealth.Gov website
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: Reference sheets list top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support for mental health disorders. Visit the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre website as part of the BC Children's Hospital
Reach Out: This website provides information on specific mental health disorders, as well as resources to help teens make safe plans when feeling suicidal, and helpful tips on how to relax. Visit the ReachOut.com website
Teens Health: Providing a safe place for teens who need honest and accurate information, this website provides resources on mental health issues. Visit the Teens Health website from the Nemours Foundation
Teen Mental Health: Geared toward teenagers, this website provides learning tools on a variety of mental illnesses, videos, and resources for friends. Visit the Mental Health Literacy website
The following resources will guide parents in promoting and supporting mental health in their familes.
The Zero Reasons Why website is dedicated to suicide prevention. Visit the Zero Reasons Why parent resources website.
Healthychildren.org created a PDF flyer called 10 Things Parents Can Do For Their Teen's Mental Health. Read their flyer.
Prevention of bullying is an important component of mental health. See our resources on prevention of bullying.