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Mental Illness

Family Toolkit – www.heretohelp.bc.ca – “When a family member suffers from a mental illness, one of the most important things to do is to take the time to learn about the disorder. By educating yourself as much as you can about the mental or substance use disorder, you can take an active role in your family member’s recovery. The Family Toolkit was designed to assist families in caring for a family member with a mental illness by providing information and practical resources.”

When a parent is depressed… What kids want to know – Fact sheet from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

When a parent drinks too much alcohol… What kids want to know – Fact sheet from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

When a parent has bipolar disorder… What kids want to know – Fact sheet from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

When a parent dies by suicide… What kids want to know – Fact sheet from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

When a parent has experienced psychosis… What kids want to know – Fact sheet from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

When your Brother or Sister is Sick with Psychosis – For Children – Fact sheet for young children in pdf format by the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

Schizophrenia – The Basics – Information from the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

Understanding Psychosis – A booklet for children by the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

How to Help Recovery from Psychosis – What Family and Friends Need To Know – A fact sheet in pdf format for family and friends with suggestions on how to help a loved one when they return home from the hospital by BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – Information for Children and Youth – “CAMH’s books and pamphlets all share one key feature: a foundation of solid research and evaluation, giving you the confidence that no better information is available in the field. At this link you will find a number of youth related publications that are available through the CAMH Publications catalogue.”