The BEST Mental Wellness Resources!
- The Verbal Abuse Site--Patricia Evans is author of four best-selling books on this topic. Verbal abuse creates emotional pain and mental anguish. It is a lie told to you or about you. Generally, verbal abuse defines people telling them what they are, what they think, their motives, and so forth. The best way to deal with a verbally abusive relationship, whether you are the target of verbal abuse or the perpetrator, is to find out everything you can about verbally abusive relationships and their dynamics. Usually one person is blaming, accusing, even name calling, and the other is defending and explaining. There is a lot of information on this site.
- Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) - Here are some brief patient handouts on a number of topics including: Calming, Anger, Thinking, Insomnia, Panic, Procrastination, Anxiety & Mindfulness and much more. Such a great resource and it's free!
- Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) - cognitive therapy workbooks, all available for free. There are titles specific to depression, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, panic, worry, procrastination, self-esteem, assertiveness, perfectionism & disordered eating.
- Recovery International: Abraham Low Self-help Systems, based on Cognitive Behavioural Training. Publications, worksheets, peer-led support groups, online calls and chat rooms using specific tools for recovery from anxiety, depression and many other mental health conditions. CBT is a system whereby people train themselves to identify and monitor negative or damaging thoughts and behaviors and to change the way they would typically respond to those occurrences. By changing negative thoughts and behaviors, people take control of these damaging impulses and can live happy, healthy lives. By donation.
- Here to Help - 8 Wellness Modules, including Mental Health Matters | HTML | PDF Overview of mental health and its defining features. Describes how mental health is as important as our physical health, what it can affect, who is most at risk for poor mental health, the four dimensions of mental health and their relationship to each other, a quiz to check your mental wellness and other resources
- Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs: University of Victoria Centre on Aging offers free training that helps people learn to live better with chronic pain, diabetes, arthritis and fibromyalgia. http://www.coag.uvic.ca/cdsmp/
- New Harbinger Publishers: a large selection of self-help workbooks, for many conditions including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, grief, trauma and mindfulness.
- Changing Your Mind - The Nature of Things This TV episode examines neuroplasticity, mindfulness and the latest research that is offering hope to those suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and even schizophrenia. You CAN rewire your brain at any age.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over 5,000 years. Instead of using needles, you simply tap with your fingers. EFT can help you remove negative emotions, reduce pain, and implement positive goals. It is easy to learn. Instructions.
The self-help resources on this site are to be used as additions to the treatment you receive from your health care team. They are not a substitute for medical and mental health diagnosis and treatment. Please seek appropriate health care when needed, and continue to follow the advice of your physicians, counsellors and mental health professionals.