eMentalHealth.ca is your source for mental health help and events in Ottawa-Carleton.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
Basic information about psychosis
This site for the British Columbia Fraser Health Authority Early Psychosis Intervention Program promotes early detection, educates about psychosis and provides direction for seeking help.
Written by a mental health patient, this site gives an insider’s perspective on the experience of schizophrenia and psychosis.
This site, which features the fictional blogs of four young people touched by mental illness, is produced and managed by SANE Australia—Australia’s leading mental health charity.
This site, presented by a U.S. research group called PRIME, describes early symptoms of psychosis
More detailed information about psychosis
This site, developed in partnership with the Ontario Working Group on Early Intervention in Psychosis, includes stories written by patients.
This site presents detailed information about medical treatment and mental health diagnoses.
The website of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada features general information about schizophrenia, resources, news and more.
This Australian site features fact sheets about mental illness and treatment.
This U.K. site features information about mental health, including podcasts.
This international site features information about mental illness and family interventions.
Early intervention programs and information
This Canadian site features information about psychosis and describes the early intervention program for the Yukon Territory.
This Australian site features information about psychosis and early intervention.
Prevention & Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP) is a community-focused Ontario mental health program. Its site offers very detailed information about psychosis and early treatment.
The website of the Lynx program offers youth-friendly information about psychosis.
The website of this program, which serves youth living in Vancouver or Richmond, British Columbia, offers information about psychosis.
This New Zealand site includes information about getting treatment early and understanding the basic biology behind psychosis.
More about mental illnesses
This youth-friendly site focuses on depression and suicide prevention.
This Australian site contains information about anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.
The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario is a leading mental health service. Its site offers general information about schizophrenia, educational resources, information for families and more.
Stigma and action
The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) offers information about political action regarding mental health and mental illness.
This is the website for Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW).
This U.S. site provides basic information for families about how someone who is recovering from a mental illness can get “back to work and back to life.”
This international site promotes the facts and aims to get rid of the stigma, or bad reputation, surrounding mental illness.
Community supports and connections
This is the search engine for Ottawa-Carleton area health and social services.
The site of the Ontario branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) offers mental health information, as well as information about services, support, policies, and research.
This self-help group assists parents and families of children, youth and young adults being treated for mental illness.
This is the site of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an organization that speaks out on behalf of people with mental illness and their families.
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