Special topics

Self-harm and emotional regulation

Safety Plan

Print and fill: Safety Plan


Self-Harm Workbook

By Kati Morton (katimorton.com)

Click here for attachment.


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.


Books:

    • “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.


Eating disorders

Jesse’s Legacy

Jessie’s Legacy provides education, resources and inspiration to prevent eating disorders and address disordered eating.

Dementia

Alzheimer.ca

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.

Grief

MyGrief.ca

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.


Mobile app:

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.

Neurodevelopmental

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.

Keltymentalhealth

Information on autism, what it is, how it presents, what other illnesses often coexist with it

ADHD

The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)

Contains a wealth of helpful information about ADHD.

Books

    • “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

Gender-related

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


Somatization

Keltymentalhealth

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)

https://youtu.be/3wycDLD0Bxo

Reproductive mental health

Reproductivementalhealth.ca

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.