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Children & Youth Mental Health

The resources below are dedicated to providing information and support options for children and youth struggling with mental health challenges, and their parents or caregivers. Please note, these resources are provided for educational purposes only and do not replace formal mental health treatment. If you are concerned about a child or youth's mental health, please speak to a mental professional for assessment and medical recommendations.

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Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Provides linkages to resources to support parents of children and youth struggling with mental health issues. Has a network of child and youth mental health centres with 4,000 professionals ready to help children, youth and families with free counselling and treatment (in person, on the phone and virtually).

Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression I Child and youth mental health

Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression

The Cundill Centre has developed a series of tools to help bridge the gap between research and practice in the field of child and youth depression. Some tools are meant for health care providers, others for youth and others for a variety of stakeholders, including teachers and family members of youth.

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Children & Youth Mental Health Resources

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) created a number of resources to support the mental health and wellness of children and youth across Canada. Click on the links found on the website for fact sheets, webinars and more!

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Parental Addiction

Resources and support for families struggling with a parent’s addiction, including a video titled "Elmo Learns about Parental Addiction."

Youth & Mental Health 101 I Child and youth mental health

Youth & Mental Health 101

This youth mental health tutorial provides  young people with information about mental health challenges, to encourage young people to start a conversation about mental health with others in their lives and to reach out for support if they are struggling.

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