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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Resources for Students

DISCLAIMER:
These books, resources, videos and websites contain general information about children’s mental health issues but they are not intended as a substitute for the advice of a trained professional.

 

Kids Help Phone 

 

What's Up Walk-in Clinics

Professional counselors provide anonymous, confidential, nonjudgmental support 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for youth up to age 20. You can connect by phone, text, or live chat. From trouble with homework to dealing with loss and grief to thoughts of suicide, Kids Help Phone can help! 
Call 1-800-668-6868 or visit the website for live chat and for informatoin on how to connect via text.   

  

Teen Mental Health: Grade 9-12

The website also offers  teens some good insight into student mental health, through interesting video clips, graphics, and information.
 

What is Mental Health (Video): Grade 7-12

Dr. Chondra from Queen’s University:  Cartoon with Voice over (suitable for grade 7 and above)
 

Mind Check: for teens and young adults

Helpful web-based resource with tip sheets, videos, and quick quizzes to take to determine if you may need support.  Some resource offered are Canada wide, others are British Columbia based.
 

Mind Shift Mobile (free) App from BC Anxiety

Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.
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"Taking in the Good”: 

Video Created by the Students and Staff of TCDSB “SAL” Secondary Program.  The video “Taking in the Good”, won the second runner up prize in the 2014 Children’s mental health Ontario- Change the View Contest! The video has a simple but powerful message that reminds us to focus on the positive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btbTj7DJ1yM
 

Stop the Stigma Claymation Video:

This amazing Claymation video was created by some TCDSB Social Work Intern Students.  Its message is about ending the stigma associated with mental illness.