Insomnia & Sleep Disturbances - Mental Health
There are several different types of sleep disorders, ranging from insomnia, to sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome to narcolepsy, to name a few. Symptoms can range from difficulty falling asleep or waking up, to repeatedly waking through the night, to more serious symptoms affecting breathing during sleep, or excessive daytime sleepiness or sleep paralysis. What they all have in common is their ability to result in physical, emotional or mental health consequences, affecting a person’s overall quality of health and wellness. When it comes to mental health, sleep disorders are not typically classified as mental health disorders themselves, rather, they are either a symptom of an existing medical condition, or they can cause mental health symptoms. Individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often prone to sleep problems. Other causes of sleep disorders can vary widely, from biological and genetic disorders, to environmental causes, to work-life-family pressures. Treatments for sleep disorders can be effective. If you have a child or teen who may be exhibiting signs of a sleep disorder, a professional can help diagnose, and create a treatment plan for them. If you, or a friend or loved one need sources of support and information to help diagnose or manage a sleep disorder, Kinjunxion is here to help. We are here to provide you with the resources you need.
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Resources in ,
Insomnia: Anxiety and Depression
Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation
An Unmet Public Health Problem
The Post-Traumatic Insomnia Workbook
A Step-by-Step Program for Overcoming Sleep Problems After Trauma
Sleep and Mental Illness
A Clinical Guide to Assessment and Treatment
Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders
A Comprehensive Primer of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Interventions
Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep
Relief from Insomnia
Getting the Sleep of Your Dreams
Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems
A Books on Prescription Title
Insomnia and Anxiety
Sleep Disorders and Mental Health, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America,
Delivering CBT for Insomnia in Psychosis
A Clinical Guide
Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services - Hamilton
Programs in Hamilton include day treatment at Delta Secondary (HAM2899), day treatment at Hill Park Secondary (HAM0840), ASD Adult Residential Program (HAM0586), ASD Adult SIL Program (HAM2868), ASD Day Supports Program - a Transition to Adulthood group at Woodview Manor (HAM2866), ASD Children and Teen groups and camps and Adult ASD Vocational and Passport services (HAM1428) (HAM2866).
Lynwood Charlton Centre - Intensive Child and Family Services
Lynwood Charlton Centre
Joseph Brant Hospital - Community Mental Health Outpatient Services - Burlington - Joseph Brant Community Health Centre (Brant Centre)
Child and Adolescent Clinic (CAP)
Provides support to children/youth under the age of 18 years.
* Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist works with Social Worker to assess and provide treatment recommendations on complex cases.
Concurrent Disorders Clinic (Addictions & Mental Illness)
Specialized assessments of clients with co-occurring mental health and addictions disorders.
* psychiatrists work with Social Worker to identify clients who would benefit from longer term individual treatment.
* clinic staff also provide "Health & Hope Group," a 10-week psycho-educational support group for people who experience difficulties with both a mental health issue and substance abuse issue.
Early Intervention in Psychosis (Phoenix)
Regional clinical program provides service to clients 14-40 years of age experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
* jointly managed by Joseph Brant Hospital, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, North Halton Mental Health Clinic, ADAPT, and the Halton-Peel Schizophrenia Society.
* for more information, see separate record here
General Psychiatrist Consultation Clinic
Assessment, medication review, and treatment recommendations via a "shared care" model with family physicians.
* follow up appointments provided as necessary for more complex cases to ensure the efficacy of medications prescribed and that the recommended treatment plan is working for the client.
Geriatric Psychiatric Consultation Service
Supports clients aged 65 and older who are residents of Burlington, for more details see separate record here
Halton Homes (homelessness service)
Provides clinical support to Halton Homes service which targets mental health clients at risk of being homeless and provides both clinical case management and housing supports.
* Ontario Ministry of Health supportive housing initiative, lead agency is Summit Housing and Outreach Program.
* for more information see separate records here
PACT (Program of Assertive Community Treatment)
Community outreach program of Halton Region, is housed at Joseph Brant serving all Halton residents, see separate record here
PHAST (Prioritizing Health through Acute Stabilization and Treatment)
Access to mental health and addiction services for individuals 16 and older with mental health and/or addiction concerns who have an urgent need for acute stabilization and intervention
* multidisciplinary model, which includes the services of a registered nurse, addictions specialists, social workers, a child and youth intensive worker, a peer support worker, an occupational therapist, a transitional age youth social worker, a case manager and clerical support
* treatment includes stabilization and referral to social service agency partners through a combination of group and one-on-one sessions for individuals and their families
Available through referral from a physician:
1. Short Term Treatment
Meets the needs of individuals who are experiencing mental health issues such as mood or anxiety disorders.
* assessment, psychiatric evaluation, treatment planning, skill development and coordination of community resources.
* an average of 12 therapy sessions is offered.
* clinicians also offer treatment via several groups, e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for clients with depression or anxiety.
2. Intensive Case Management
Inter-professional team offers comprehensive outreach services to adult clients and their families.
* addresses the multiple needs of clients with predominantly psychotic or severe mood disorders (eg. bipolar) and focuses on the client's goals and effective community reintegration.
3. Medication Clinic
Operates with both RN and Psychiatrist support for the follow up of primarily a chronic population.
* goals are to facilitate the optimal use of psychotropic medications with a view to prevent/reduce hospitalizations and Emergency Department visits, ensure client stability in the community and support clients in maintaining adequate functioning and an enhanced quality of life.
Hamilton Mental Health Outreach
Parents for Children's Mental Health - Family Support Group - Oakville Chapter
- peer to peer assistance and support
- link families to important networks within their communities
- help families access important resources
Mental Health Rights Coalition of Hamilton
Parents for Children's Mental Health - Hamilton Chapter
Lynwood Charlton Centre - Residential and Day Treatment Programs, 526 Upper Paradise Rd - 526 Upper Paradise Rd
The service model offers two Phases of three-month treatment for a total of six months. (Phase 1 is in-program Sunday-Friday, Phase 2 is in-program Monday-Wednesday). There is also a respite period for three months following discharge from the six-month long program. Children in residence may attend their own school or may be referred to the Day Treatment classrooms at the Upper Paradise Site.
Day Treatment Program -- The program is available for children who are experiencing emotional, social and behaviour difficulties to such a degree that it is impeding their progress in a regular or specialized school placement.
Joseph Brant Hospital - PACT for Halton - Joseph Brant Community Health Centre
* also known as "Hospital without Walls," the program is organized as a mobile interdisciplinary team that provides round-the-clock clinical treatment, rehabilitative, and support services to individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness, in their homes
Services provided by PACT include:
* comprehensive case management with a rehabilitation focus
* crisis assessment and intervention
* symptom assessment and management
* administration and monitoring of medication
* activities of daily living
* social and leisure skills development
* supportive counselling
* support to caregivers
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Mental Health and Wellness Resource Centre - West 5th Campus, Harbour North Unit
Recovery Canada - Burlington Groups - No Physical Address
* weekly group meetings to support those with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, open to the public and visitors to join and observe
* monthly leaders training for interested members who have attended Recovery Canada groups for at least six months
Website includes more information on the Recovery method as well as information on the meeting places, telephone meetings, chat rooms, and online meetings (see here)