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Certain mental health challenges present tell-tale symptoms, and are quickly diagnosed. Others may be more elusive, and go undiagnosed for many years. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests that up to 70% of mental illnesses will present themselves before a child reaches their 18th birthday - therefore having a great impact on development and learning. Causes of mental health disorders can vary widely, from biological and genetic disorders, to underlying mental health issues, to environmental causes or work-life-family pressures and stress.  There are age and gender specific guidelines for fitness levels, healthy weights, nutritional needs and mental health balance techniques, help you or your loved ones achieve optimal mental health. There are also many treatment options available for various mental health conditions. Do you have questions specific to your own mental health, or that of a friend or loved one? Do you have concerns regarding your child’s behaviour, emotions, or reactions to various situations either at school, at home, or in social settings and you would like the advice of a mental health professional? Would you like guidance or information from a wellness advocate for yourself, a friend or loved one to help you manage your mental health with nutrition and exercise? Are you looking for resources and options within your community to help you manage your overall mental health or face challenges that it may present? Kinjunxion is here to help with sources of support and information.

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My Sh*t Therapist

& Other Mental Health Stories

A shocking, heart-rending and blisteringly funny account of what it's like to live with mental illness, by a powerful new comic voice. When Michelle Thomas suffered her first major depressive episode six years ago, she read and watched and listened to everything about mental health she could get her hands on in an effort to fix herself. God, it was tedious, boring and, quite frankly, depressing. Which is the last thing she needed. What she did need was a therapist who would listen and offer a wellness strategy catered to her specific needs. What she got was advice to watch a few YouTube videos and a cheerful reminder that 'It could be worse'. An honest, hilarious and heart-rending account of living with mental illness, My Sh*t Therapist will help you navigate the world, care for your mind and get through sh*t diagnoses, jobs, medications, boyfriends, habits, homes and therapists. With no miraculous scented candles, herbal teas or 'cures' for mental illness in sight, learn instead how a modern woman and her friends and followers are learning to make the most of brilliant but unpredictably sh*t brains. Having a crappy mental health day? I've got you. Want to chat antidepressants and mental breakdowns? Pull up a pew and let's get into it.

What Is Mental Illness?

McNally drives at one point over and over again; survivors of trauma remember their abuse all too well. He argues that there is next to no evidence linking trauma to amnesia, even in cases of sexual abuse. He dismantles all the major studies, one by one, reinterpreting the results, questioning the assumptions, pointing out the lack of verification and dismissing the underpinning of trauma-amnesia theory.

National Expenditures for Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment (1996)

Mental health, alcohol and other drug abuse (MHAOD) services are a significant sector of the health care economy. Much of this service industry consists of specialty providers who deliver care within systems apart from general health care, and tracking MHAOD treatment expenditures is essential. This study answers the following types of questions: how much are we spending? how are MHAOD expenditures distributed by type of provider? how much do different payers spend on MHAOD services? how much has spending changed between 1986 and 1996, and in what ways? how do MHAOD expenditures compare to those for all health care?

Mental Health & Mental Illness

Now in its Seventh Edition, this psychiatric and mental health nursing text covers both care of patients with psychiatric disorders and the psychosocial aspects of physiological disorders. Geared toward LPN/LVN students, the book's format reflects the nursing model and the shift of psychiatric nursing care from hospitals to community-based settings . New content includes care planning and psychotropic drug monitoring and the DSM-IV-TR. Other features include an increased emphasis on com munication, and a family and resource support list that includes selec ted Web resources. End-of-chapter review questions allow the reader to balance knowledge-based, analysis and application questions. The Anci llary package consists of a printed Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on disk.

Children and Young People's Mental Health

Essentials for Nurses and Other Professionals

Children and Young People’s Mental Health equips nurses and healthcare professionals with the essential skills and competencies needed to deliver effective assessment, treatment and support to children and young people with mental health problems and disorders, and their families. Drawing on McDougall’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing and taking the Cavendish Report and Willis Commission into account, this new textbook has been designed to ensure those working in CAMHS can continue to provide a high quality, evidence-based service. The book explores best practice in a variety of settings and addresses issues such as eating disorders, self–harm, ADHD, forensic mental health issues and misuse of drugs and alcohol in children and young people, as well as child protection, clinical governance, safeguarding and legal requirements. Furthermore, with young people contributing directly to several chapters, the book reflects the importance of involving them in planning, delivering and evaluating CAMHS services. It is essential reading for all health and social care professionals and students working with children and young people, particularly those working in specialist child and adolescent mental health settings.

Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions

Each year, more than 33 million Americans receive health care for mental or substance-use conditions, or both. Together, mental and substance-use illnesses are the leading cause of death and disability for women, the highest for men ages 15-44, and the second highest for all men. Effective treatments exist, but services are frequently fragmented and, as with general health care, there are barriers that prevent many from receiving these treatments as designed or at all. The consequences of this are seriousâ€"for these individuals and their families; their employers and the workforce; for the nation’s economy; as well as the education, welfare, and justice systems. Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions examines the distinctive characteristics of health care for mental and substance-use conditions, including payment, benefit coverage, and regulatory issues, as well as health care organization and delivery issues. This new volume in the Quality Chasm series puts forth an agenda for improving the quality of this care based on this analysis. Patients and their families, primary health care providers, specialty mental health and substance-use treatment providers, health care organizations, health plans, purchasers of group health care, and all involved in health care for mental and substanceâ€"use conditions will benefit from this guide to achieving better care.

Depression and Other Mental Health Issues

The Filipino American Experience

"In this book, Aurora Tompar-Tiu and Juliana Sustento-Seneriches present the results of a comprehensive five-year study to reveal the psychological, social, and cultural influences that affect the mental health of Filipino Americans. The book offers practical strategies for treating mental disorders in the Filipino American community and outlines how treatment can be made more accessible and effective." "The book is filled with vignettes that speak to the psychological well-being of Filipino Americans. It describes, for example, how it is common for Filipinos not to express negative feelings openly. The authors' sensitive research on this aspect of their culture explodes the common myth expressed in such comments as "Filipinos don't suffer from depression . . . they always look so happy." The book offers numerous examples that demonstrate the difficulties of cultural adjustment - losses experienced in the immigration process, changes in traditional male-female roles, shame-evoking situations in the workplace - that can lead to depression, anxiety, and brief reactive psychoses." "Psychiatrists, psychologists and any professionals who work with Filipino Americans will find this book a valuable tool for providing more accurate assessment of their mental health status and ensuring delivery of appropriate culturally sensitive services."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Mental Health and the Church

A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health Conditions

The church across North America does a weak job of welcoming and including families of children, teens, and adults with common mental health conditions or trauma. One obstacle is the absence of a widely accepted model for mental health inclusion ministries for kids, teens, adults, and their families. In Mental Health and the Church, Dr. Stephen Grcevich seeks to put forth a model for a mental health/trauma inclusion ministry of sufficient flexibility to be implemented by churches of all sizes, denominations, and organizational styles. This model is based upon an understanding of seven barriers that families of kids, teens, and adults with common mental health conditions face if they seek to regularly attend a local church: ADHD, anxiety disorders, attachment disorders, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and difficulties with social communication/interaction. The model includes seven broad inclusion strategies for helping persons with common mental health conditions and their families to overcome barriers to active engagement in the full range of ministries offered by the local church.

Mental Health Information for Teens

Health Tips about Mental Wellness and Mental Illness Including Facts about Mental and Emotional Health, Depression and Other Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Self-injury, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, and More

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about mental illness and treatment, along with tips for maintaining mental and emotional health. Includes index, resource information and recommendations for further reading --Provided by publisher.

Another Kind of Madness

A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

"Families are riddled with untold secrets. But Stephen Hinshaw would have never thought that in his family a profound secret had been kept under lock and key for 18 years. From the moment his father revealed his long history with mental illness and involuntary hospitalizations, Hinshaw knew his life would be changed forever. Hinshaw calls his father's reveal "psychological birth"--after years of experiencing the ups and downs of his father's illness without knowing it existed, watching him disappear for weeks at a time only to return as the loving father he had always known, everything he experienced as a child began to make sense. He learned as much as possible about his father's illness, and what began as an exploration into his father's past and mental health turned into a full-fledged career as a clinical psychologist. In Another Kind of Madness, Hinshaw explores the burden of living in a family "loaded" with mental illness and debunks the "stigma" behind it, explaining that in today's society, mental health problems can result in a loss of a driver's license, inability to vote or run for office, ineligibility for jury service, or automatic relinquishment of child custody. With a moving personal narrative and shocking facts about how America views mental health conditions in the 21st century, Another Kind of Madness is a passionate call to arms regarding the importance of destigmatizing mental illness"--

Mental Illness

The author evaluates critiques of the concept of mental illness and of the way its expanding boundaries now define a far wider range of mental states, experiences and activities as pathological. Arguing that these boundaries need to be restricted, the author contends that many of the phenomena identified as mental illness are normal reactions to life's difficulties and that, while individuals may need support, it is not appropriate or helpful for such phenomena to be treated as indicative of mental disorder. Other important topics covered include the way mental illness is measured, its distribution across populations and over time, and the different types of care provided for those with identified mental illness.

Common Mental Health Disorders

Identification and Pathways to Care

Bringing together treatment and referral advice from existing guidelines, this text aims to improve access to services and recognition of common mental health disorders in adults and provide advice on the principles that need to be adopted to develop appropriate referral and local care pathways.

Mental Health Counselors

Financial Health & Literacy

Mental Health Advocacy

Mental Health Peer Support

Prenatal Health

Mental Health Education

Mental Health Recovery

Health Conscious

Mental Health Issues

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.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Developmental Dual Diagnosis Program - Level 1, Block D, Room D119 (inside Specialty Mental Health Clinic area)

A community-based mental health service that works with other organizations to form a coordinated network of services to meet the mental health needs of adults with intellectual disabilities. Services include assessment, treatment recommendations, and education and support to patients and caregivers.

Parents for Children's Mental Health - Family Support Group - Burlington Chapter

Peer to peer support group for parents of children and youth with mental health disorders/illnesses
* provide support, education, and empowerment by linking networks of families, communities, agencies and government

Mental Health Rights Coalition of Hamilton

A consumer-run drop-in and resource centre for people with lived experience of mental health or addiction problems. Peer support is available as needed in person and over the phone. Also provides peer support training to individuals and agencies.

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 listing 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 listing 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 listings here

PACT (Program of Assertive Community Treatment)
Community outreach program of Halton Region, is housed at Joseph Brant serving all Halton residents, see separate listing 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.

Hamilton Mental Health Outreach - Leisure Time

Participation in client-driven leisure pursuits such as games, movies, bingo, birthday parties and possible community outings.

Parents for Children's Mental Health - Hamilton Chapter

Provides support, education, and empowerment to parents and families of children and youth who face mental health challenges. Local chapter of a provincial, family-led organization.

Summit Housing and Outreach Programs - Mental Health Supportive Housing and Outreach Programs, Burlington Office - Burlington Office

Provides supportive housing and outreach case management services throughout Halton for people diagnosed with a serious mental illness * services are based on a flexible, rehabilitative model of support and are tailored to meet the varied needs of the people

Programs include:
Halton HOMES Program
provides affordable housing and supports for adults who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT)
* for clients with severe and persistent mental illness, with priority given to people with schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders and with bipolar disorder

Outreach case management/support service
* for clients 18 years of age or older with a diagnosed mental illness living in the community

Core supportive housing program
* provides safe, secure, affordable, and decent accommodation in a variety of settings
* rent-geared-to-income housing

Volunteer program

Justice Supportive Housing Program
* provides affordable accommodation and flexible supports for people with serious mental illness who have come into conflict with the criminal justice system

Recovery Canada - Burlington Groups - No Physical Address

Major Services:
* 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)

Parents for Children's Mental Health - Family Support Group - Oakville Chapter

Provincial, family-led, non-profit organization that provides a voice for families who face the challenges of child and youth mental health issues * provide support, education, and empowerment by linking networks of families, communities, agencies and government


Services include:
  • peer to peer assistance and support
  • link families to important networks within their communities
  • help families access important resources

Joseph Brant Hospital - Community Mental Health Outpatient Services - Phoenix Program Early Intervention Service for Psychosis - Burlington - Joseph Brant Community Health Centre (Brant Centre)

The Phoenix Program is a mental health outpatient, community based program for Halton residents age 14 to 35 who are 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
* community program referral and illness management instruction after discharge

Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services - Hamilton

Offers community-based, office-based, and day treatment programs for children and youth who face emotional, behavioural, and mental health challenges. A wide variety of programs and services for children, teens and adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder are offered.

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).