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Mental Health Links

The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.

Associations & Institutes

·       Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

·       The Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

·       Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

·       Canadian Psychiatric Association

·       Canadian Psychological Association

·       Canadian Mental Health Association | Nova Scotia Division

·       Canadian Mental Health Association

·       Mental Health Commission of Canada

·       National Institute of Mental Health

·       National Eating Disorder Information Centre

·       National Eating Disorders Association

·       Sleep Foundation

·       Canadian Sleep Society

·       Canadian Women’s Health Network

·       Healthy Women

·       National Organization for Rare Disorders

·       The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

·       The National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

·       Center for Parent Information & Resources

·       Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

·       Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health

·       Mental Health Commission of Canada

·       Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

·       Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

·       Suicide Awareness Voices of Education



·       Bipolar & Depression Outcomes Research Institute

·       Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

·       Depression Screen 

Anxiety Disorders

·       Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder 

·       Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

·       Beyond OCD

·       Anxiety Canada – OCD

·       International OCD Foundation

·       Trichotillomania Learning Center

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

·       National Center for PTSD

·       Veterans Affairs Canada

·       PTSD Association of Canada

·       Sidran Institute

Addiction and Recovery

·       Alcoholics Anonymous

·       Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction

·       Government of Canada

·       Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

·       Center for On-Line Addiction

Eating Disorders

·       National Eating Disorder Information Centre

·       Canadian Mental Health Association

·       Dieticians of Canada

Personality Disorders

·       Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, CAMH

·       Encyclopedia of Children’s Health

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

·       Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH

·       Center for ADHD Awareness, Canada

·       Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance, CADDRA

·       National Institute of Mental Health 

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

·       Childhelp

·       Bryony House

·       Adsum for Women and Children

·       Department of Justice

·       Canadian Centre for Child Protection

·       Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse

·       The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website

Developmental Disorders

·       Developmental Disabilities Association



·       DSM-V: Diagnoses and Criteria

Mental Health Resources 

There is a plethora of resources that you can use to self-educate and self-heal in between therapy sessions. We have not read all of these resources, but they were recommended by previous clients and other clinicians. These are only a few options and we encourage you to research what fits best for you and your needs and areas of interest to you. Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance as you are considering resources for your particular circumstances.


·   CALM Meditate, Sleep, Relax App

·   Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind by Jennifer Shannon

·   Getting Past Your Past by Francine Shapiro

·   ​Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn

·   ​Mindfulness Made Easy by Martha Langley

·   ​Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxiety by Seth Gillihan

·   The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

·   ​The Confidence Gap by Russ Harris

·   ​The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook by Glenn Schiraldi

·   ​The PTSD Workbook by Mary Beth Williams

·   ​The Self-Confidence Workbook by Barbara Markway


·  Blindsided by His Betrayal (Madden)

·  Cheaters: A Woman's Guide to Why Men Cheat (Wilder)

·  Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away (Chapman)

·  Infidelitv: A Survival Guide (Lusterman)

·  When Good People Have Affairs (Kirshenbaum)

·  After the Affair: Overcoming the Pain and Rebuilding Trust (Spring)

·  How Can I Forgive You? (Spring)

·  Healing From Infidelity: The Divorce-Busting Guide (Weiner-Davis)

·  Surviving Infidelity: Making Decisions, Recovering from the Pain (Subotnick)

·  Intimacy After Infidelity (Solomon)

·  How Could You Do This to Me? Learning To Trust After Betraval (Greer)

·  I Thought We'd Never Speak Again (Davis)

·  The Science of Trust (Gottman)

·  The Art of Forgiveness (Kornfield)

·  I Love You but I Don't Trust You (Kirshenbaum)

·  Infidelity: A Survival Guide (Lusterman)

·  How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair (MacDonald)

**Mindful Lotus does not earn any commissions or compensation for sharing these resources on our website. The resources shared are helpful, but are not a replacement for therapy.**

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