Stress Management - Mental Health

Dealing with any amount of stress in your life can bring with it certain mental and physical challenges. Feeling stressed can have an effect on a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks and life activities, and have an impact on work, family life, and overall well-being. An overload of stress can present difficulties for some in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Those suffering from stress that is left unmanaged can, over time, experience significant health consequences, including mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety. Fitness and nutrition experts have differing views on how often you should exercise and what diet, supplement, and nutrition plans are best, but most agree that regular forms of fitness help you reduce stress, and increase your overall well-being and longevity. Specific stress management techniques can also be very effective. Do you have questions or concerns about your current stress levels? Would you like guidance or information from an expert who specializes in stress management? Are you looking for stress management ideas or resources within your community to help you manage your overall stress level? Kinjunxion is here to help with sources of support and information.

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8 Keys to Stress Management (8 Keys to Mental Health)

Easy strategies for dealing with the near-universal experience of stress. Stress has become a near-universal experience as well as a rising public health concern. According to many measures, people today are dealing with stressors that are greater in number and severity than in the past several decades, and this stress is taking a toll on our collective wellness. Bringing considerable content from her popular stress management Web site on About.com, Elizabeth Scott distills information about stress management into central ideas and strategies for consumers. These include learning to reduce the stress response and stressors, practicing long-term resilience habits, and putting positive psychology research into action. These various perspectives provide a multilayered framework for understanding stress and approaching stress management that is inspirational, action-oriented, and backed by foundational and recent knowledge in the field. The quick-to-read “8 keys” format of the book can be utilized on many levels so that busy readers can quickly find relief from stress.

Mental Wellness Made Easy

The Smart Way to Manage Stress: Emotion Regulation and Stress Management for Everyone

Stop chronic stress from interfering in your life. Advanced positive psychology stress management strategies provide healthy ways to control your emotions and behavior. Open the door to levels of well-being that were once only available with therapy. Lower stress and improve your health without giving up activities you want or need in your life.

Mental Health Menders Coloring Books

Stress Management

Sometimes in your life you probably found you are losing your mind. The truth is your daily modern lifestyle is so stressful. We have the basic way to return you to feel more stable and finally relax. We offer you the 25 mandala coloring design for adults and for the stress managementThis book has been designed in the mandala style with the beautiful structure. It's inspired by the flower pattern and mixing with animal picture both in thin line and thick line. The different design would help the artist feel relax and release the stress. This is suitable for basic and advance skill level (adult, teenager and children) and variety of coloring tools such as colored pencil or magic pen because the book provides in the separated sheet.Try to design the additional leaf of the flower in the black area. Design your color theme by yourself and teach your kids to enjoy with you in some easy page.

Stress Management For Dummies

Tired of letting stress have a negative impact on your life?Easy. It's impossible to get through life without encountering stress.And unfortunately, most of us learn the incorrect ways to cope withit. Thankfully, Stress Management For Dummies gives youtrusted, time-tested guidance on teaching your body and mind toproperly cope with stress while keeping your sanity intact. Whether it's love, work, family, or something else that has youin the red zone, this updated edition of Stress Management ForDummies will help you identify the stress triggers in your lifeand cut them down to size — all without losing your cool. Shows you how to use stress in a positive, motivational wayinstead of letting it negatively affect your life Teaches you to retrain your body and mind to react positivelyto stress Helps you overcome common stresses faced in modern life If you want to manage stress and get back to living a normallife, Stress Management For Dummies has you covered.

Black Women's Mental Health

Balancing Strength and Vulnerability

Creates a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness, by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy. This book offers a unique, interdisciplinary, and thoughtful look at the challenges and potency of Black women’s struggle for inner peace and mental stability. It brings together contributors from psychology, sociology, law, and medicine, as well as the humanities, to discuss issues ranging from stress, sexual assault, healing, self-care, and contemplative practice to health-policy considerations and parenting. Merging theory and practice with personal narratives and public policy, the book develops a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness in order to provide tangible solutions. The collection reflects feminist praxis and defines womanist peace in terms that reject both “superwoman” stereotypes and “victim” caricatures. Also included for health professionals are concrete recommendations for understanding and treating Black women. “…this book speaks not only to Black women but also educates a broader audience of policymakers and therapists about the complex and multilayered realities that we must navigate and the protests we must mount on our journey to find inner peace and optimal health.” — from the Foreword by Linda Goler Blount

Managing stress in families

cognitive and behavioural strategies for enhancing coping skills

Stress Management Rituals for Daily Work Transitions of Mental Health Professionals

Managing Stress

Now in its ninth edition, Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being provides a comprehensive approach to stress management honoring the integration, balance, and harmony of mind, body, spirit, and emotions. The holistic approach taken by internationally acclaimed lecturer and author Brian Luke Seaward gently guides the reader to greater levels of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being by emphasizing the importance of mind-body-spirit unity. Referred to as the “authority on stress management” by students and professionals, this book gives students the tools needed to identify and manage stress while teaching them how to strive for health and balance. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

The Science of Stress Management

A Guide to Best Practices for Better Well-Being

Stress is an inevitable part of everyday life. Sometimes we manage it well. Other times, not so much. But understanding the role of stress in our overall health and wellness is essential to taking it head-on. It’s not just that stress can take over our thoughts; it can take over our bodies. From the flight or fight response to inflammation, from feeling anxious to feeling sick, it can deteriorate our bodies and our minds from the inside out. While many books promise tips on managing stress, this book takes it one step further to consider the science behind stress and how it affects our minds and bodies, offering evidence-based approaches to managing stress for optimum results. Amitava Dasgupta guides readers to a greater understanding of the mechanisms at work when stress is present and provides guidance for dealing with those physical and mental responses. While grounded in the science of stress, this work also helps readers employ those strategies that will best manage stress for better overall health.

Stress Management

Explains what stress is, some causes, and various ways to handle stress and cope with its effects.

Stress Management and Your Health

Stress is a major problem that affects nearly everyone. Stress is believed to be number one killer in most industrialized societies. Throughout the centuries, professionals and the wider public have attempted to find ways to manage or alleviate stress and its impact on our health. Cannon's Stimulus Response theory and Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome have helped us understand the psychological and physiological mechanisms associated with stress. In the author's view, what is needed is an integrated approach in understanding stress, its causes, and its effects on the human being, both physiologically and psychologically. Stress Management and Your Health shows the ways we minimize stress, as well psycho-therapeutic theories and techniques for managing stress. Stress management techniques have also been explored cross-culturally. This information is useful to the wider public, students, mental health professionals, and mental health educators. Joseph Nii Abekar Mensah, PhD, is currently a Clinical/Educational Consultant with Progressive Learning Institute & Counselling services in Calgary. Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, he pursued studies in applied biology in London with specialization in pharmacology. Dr. Mensah also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and in education. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/JosephNiiAbekarMensah

20 Quick Strategies to Help Patients and Clients Manage Stress

Fast, effective strategies — each teachable in 10 minutes or less! Includes printable patient handouts and audio downloads for guided relaxation practices Empower your patients quickly with tools that range from relaxation strategies to life skills. Teach patients to recognize their stress response and use proven techniques to reduce their exposure to stress. Each of the 20 strategies described in this practical guide includes a script to teach patients how to use the strategy and a printable patient handout. Patients can use the audio downloads at home or right in your office. Whether you are a health care professional, social worker, or student in a health care program, this book will provide you with strategies you can use to help patients immediately. These methods work. All have been used in a variety of settings, including primary care and community health clinics, mental health centers, addiction treatment facilities, community counseling agencies, domestic violence shelters, and secondary and post-secondary health centers.

Mental Health Advocacy

Mental Health Peer Support

Mental Health Education

Mental Health Recovery

Mental Health Issues

Exercise Mental Health

Mental Health & Wellness

Mental Health Self-Help

Healing Arts & Recovery with Peer Support

Peer led program to explore art, build connections and open the doors to recovery.

Hamilton Mental Health Outreach

A community mental health organization that provides client-directed intensive case management services for adults who have a serious and persistent mental illness.

Joseph Brant Hospital - Community Mental Health Outpatient Services - Burlington - Joseph Brant Community Health Centre (Brant Centre)

Community Mental Health provides a continuum of care from assessment or consultation, to specialized treatment supports for clients with complex and serious mental health disorders.

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

Treatment Services
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.

Joseph Brant Hospital - PACT for Halton - Joseph Brant Community Health Centre

A community outreach program, serving residents of Halton.
* 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
* education
* consultation
* support to caregivers

Take Charge! Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

A free six-week workshop that assists participants in living with on-going health conditions. Areas of focus include stress management, making healthier choices, meeting other people living with similar challenges, and building success with manageable goals. A textbook is provided.

Administered by Hamilton Health Sciences in collaboration with other area health care organizations. Workshops are delivered in community spaces throughout Local Health Integration Network (Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant). Each 2.5 hours session in the six-week series is led by two trained presenters.

The Women's Centre of Halton - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

The centre provides support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change.

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos

Intensive Case Management Access Coordination

Provides a single point of access to mental health intensive case management services provided by Canadian Mental Health Association, City of Hamilton Mental Health and Outreach Team (Community Mental Health Promotion Program), Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia (HPS), and Hamilton Mental Health Outreach.

Joseph Brant Hospital - Community Mental Health Outpatient Services - Burlington - Joseph Brant Community Health Centre (Brant Centre)

Community Mental Health provides a continuum of care from assessment or consultation, to specialized treatment supports for clients with complex and serious mental health disorders.

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

Treatment Services
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.

Halton Healthcare - Mental Health - Phoenix Program Early Intervention Service for Psychosis - Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

The Mental Health outpatient, community based program for Halton residents experiencing early stages of psychosis * clinical partnership between Halton Healthcare, Joseph Brant Hospital, North Halton Mental Health Clinic, ADAPT and the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario


Services include:
  • rapid psychiatric assessment
  • treatment based on individual concerns/goals including education about psychosis
  • assistance with work, school, social and leisure activities
  • specialized support to family and friends
  • addictions counselling
  • peer support
  • community program referral and illness management instruction after discharge

Wellbeings Pain Management and Dependency Clinic

Medical clinic that provides:
* treatment for chronic pain, opioid use disorder (OUD), and alcohol use disorder (AUD)
* Hepatitis C clinic
* Mindfulness meditation

Maximize Your Health - Mississauga Halton Self Management Program

Programs and services that enable people to take control of their own health by gaining the confidence, skills and knowledge necessary to manage the physical, social and emotional aspects of life with chronic conditions such as diabetes, COPD, arthritis * free 6 weeks (2.5 hours per week) chronic disease self management workshops called "Maximize Your Health" for individuals to improve their self-management skills * free workshops for healthcare providers


Group discussion topics specific to chronic disease symptom management include:
  • healthy eating
  • exercise
  • stress management
  • positive thinking
  • medication management
  • goal setting
  • problem solving
  • workshops are held in various locations throughout the region and lead by certified volunteers
  • registration is required

Programs are ongoing, visit website for all current listings

Lynwood Charlton Centre - Intensive Child and Family Services

Services assist parents to develop skills that support children and youth with mental health needs, and who may be at risk for an out of home placement. Service is provided in the home, school, and community.