Safety & Special topics
Self-harm and emotional regulation
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By Kati Morton (katimorton.com)
Borderline Personality Traits in Youth (CHEO)
Information on borderline personality traits, treatments, supporting self-harm behaviour
Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
This document is intended for individuals who are currently experiencing suicidal ideation and/or have had a plan or made an attempt to hurt themselves. The document is designed to offer resources, information, support, and practical steps to help cope with suicidality.
DBT Self Help
Information on Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Borderline Personality Disorder, and a number of skills modules and lessons for people to learn at their own pace.
Calm Harm (app)
Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalize the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change.
For family members of patients. Family Connections™ (FC) is an evidence-based 12-week group that meets weekly to provide education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with someone who has emotion dysregulation or related problems. It is provided free of charge.
“The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety: Breaking Free from Worry, Panic, PTSD, and Other Anxiety Symptoms” by Alexander L Chapman PhD, Kim L Gratz PhD, et al.
“The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance” by Matthew McKay et al.
"I Hate You, Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality" by Dr. Jerold Kreisman
"Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed" by Dr. Alexander Chapman and Dr. Kim Gratz.
Individuals who are facing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias benefit from receiving information as soon as possible. The journey with dementia poses many challenges, and having an understanding of what you are facing, and reliable information about the types of help available to you, will make a difference. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers educational programs throughout the province to educate and empower people with dementia, their families and friends. Below is a description of some of these programs.
Can help you understand grief and work through some of the difficult issues you may be facing. Developed by a team of national and international grief experts together with people who have experienced significant loss in their own lives.
A free proximity-based social network connecting & supporting people grieving or who have grieved with the objective of creating a global community of Grief Angels that can be there for each other during one of life's most difficult times.
DDMHBC Advance Practice
A community resource and online learning program to ensure continued education and professional development for families, caregivers, and professionals to develop skills and understanding in the area of Intellectual Disability / Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health.
Information on autism, what it is, how it presents, what other illnesses often coexist with it
The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)
Contains a wealth of helpful information about ADHD.
“Living With ADD: A Workbook for Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder” by M. Susan Roberts and Gerard J. Jansen.
“You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder” by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo
Primary Care Toolkit
Designed for primary care physicians, has helpful information
The Genderbread Person
A teaching tool for breaking down the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces
https://keltymentalhealth.ca/somatization - comprehensive information and resources
Sam’s Journey: a story of Somatization (book)
By Katherine Green & Carlie Penner. Developed with patients, families and mental health professionals from medical psychology and the integrative health team at BC Children's Hospital.
A Child in Pain (book)
By Leora Kuttner
Body Talk: Stories of Somatization (video)
Reproductive mental health
Comprehensive site to support women and their families who are dealing with mental health challenges or disorders and emotional difficulties related to the reproductive life cycle. Topics include depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, as well as information spanning different reproductive situations (pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, postpartum, pregnancy loss, infertility, PMS).
Pacific Post Partum Support Society (PPPSS)
PPPSS provides telephone support, weekly women's support groups, partner education sessions, community trainings and resource materials.