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Health and Wellness

Sudbury/Manitoulin Community Resource List

 

Teen Health & Wellness (Highly Recommended)

 This database was developed for teens with their unique concerns in mind.  Topics include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental and emotional health, family life, sexuality and more.  Search by subject, keyword or browse through topics in alphabetical order.  There are question and answer sections, personal stories, “in the news” features, and hotline phone numbers.  URL:  http://teenhealthandwellness.com/ or follow the link on the library’s website (the database icon)User name:  rdsb Password:  rainbow

Kids Help Phone

800-668-6868
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://kidshelpphone.ca/

Online Safety For Teens: Born Digital Videos

http://youtube.com/user/digitalnatives#g/c/43558371DB96CC9A

A set of videos about social media identity, safety, privacy, and more.

Facebook Privacy Guide

http://facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php
The ins-and-outs of using Facebook’s privacy settings, straight from Facebook. That’s Not Cool

http://thatsnotcool.com Your cell phone, IM, and social networks are all a digital extension of who you are. When someone you’re with pressures you or disrespects you in those places, that’s not cool. Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens

http://ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec14.shtm A short and useful list of reminders for staying safe on social networking sites (and online in general). Includes a list of resources for finding out more. For Parents and Caregivers SafeKids.com

http://safekids.com The Connect Safely blog with information and resources about how to keep teens and younger children safe and civil online. GetNetWise http://getnetwise.org Sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation, GetNetWise provies resources and information to help educate adults young people’s privacy and safety online. A Parent’s Guide to Facebook http://connectsafely.org/Safety-Advice-Articles/facebook-for-parents.html The Connect Safely guide understanding Facebook and helping the young Facebook users in their lives.

Bullying: A great student resource.

www.kidsmentalhealth.ca

Hotlines  AIDS and HIV

AIDS and Sexual Health Infoline

800-668-2437
http://www.toronto.ca/health/ai_index.htm

AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Information

800-772-2437

Canadian HIV/AIDS Information Centre

800-263-1638
http://catie.ca/

The Ontario AIDS Hotline

800-668-2437

Alcohol and Drugs

Al Anon Information Service

800-4AL-ANON (2666)
http://al-anon.alateen.org/

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Infoline

800-565-8603
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://dart.on.ca/

Depression

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

888-486-8236
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday
http://mooddisorders.on.ca

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Information Centre

866-633-4200
http://nedic.ca/

Grief and Loss

Bereaved Families of Ontario

416-440-0290
http://bereavedfamilies.net/

Homelessness and Runaways

Street Helpline

866-392-3777
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week from November 15 to April 15
8 a.m. to 12 a.m. EST, seven days a week all other days

Mental Health

Mental Health Service Information Ontario

866-531-2600
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://mentalhealthhelpline.ca/

Rape, Sexual Violence, and Domestic Violence

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

866-863-0511
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://awhl.org/

Child Abuse Hotline

800-387-KIDS (5437)

The following is a useful tool for our students that self harm.

Sioutreach

Sudbury Sexual Assault Crisis Centre

Crisis Line:
705-675-1323 (24 hr) 1-888-675-1323 (Toll Free)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://sexualassaultsupport.ca/ssacc

School Violence

The Canadian Safe School Network

877-337-0336
http://canadiansafeschools.com/

Sexuality and Sexual Health

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

800-268-9688
4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST, Sunday to Friday
http://youthline.ca/

Teen Sex Infoline

416-961-3200
4 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST, Monday to Wednesday
12 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Saturday and Sunday
http://spiderbytes.ca/

Stress and Anxiety

Kids Help Phone

800-668-6868
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://kidshelpphone.ca/

Suicide

Crisis Intervention Centre

888-757-7766
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Suicide Prevention Hotline (American)

800-SUICIDE (784-2499)
http://hopeline.com/

Suicide Prevention Line

866-277-3553

Teen Parenting

Parent Info Line

800-463-2759
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://hnreach.on.ca/h-n/EYC/Parent%20Info%20Line/parent_info_line.htm

Grief and Loss  Griefworks BC
http://griefworksbc.com/Teens.asp

Griefworks is a partnership between several hospitals that offers support to those grieving the loss of a loved one. This link is to the information directed to teens. Rainbows Canada
http://rainbows.ca/

Rainbows Canada is an international organization dedicated to helping children cope with life-altering events such as death, divorce, and foster care. It offers a free group counseling program for children and youth dealing with these issues.  Mental Health American MENSA, Ltd.
us.mensa.org

American MENSA hosts links to a huge set of resources including bookstores that carry books about managing stress for gifted children, organizations for gifted children and their parents, and a list of facts about being gifted. The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC)
http://anxietybc.com/

The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC) is a group of consumers and professionals who work to increase awareness about anxiety disorders; promote education of the general public, affected persons, health-care providers; and increase access to evidence-based resources and treatments. Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Hamilton Health Sciences
http://macanxiety.com/

The Anxiety Disorders Clinic Team is comprised of experienced health care professionals trained in the care of individuals with anxiety disorders, and who have worked in the field for a number of years. BAM! Body and Mind
http://www.bam.gov/ —> Copy and Paste this URL into your browser – the link does not work from this page.
This Web site has articles for teenagers about managing stress, and social and health issues. It also provides links to other great resources.Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
http://cmha.ca

The CMHA focuses on combating mental health problems and emotional disorders. Mental Health Service Information Ontario
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://mhsio.on.ca/

The National Institute of Mental Health
http://nimh.nih.gov

This Web site provides information about the kinds of anxiety disorders students of school age experience. TeenHelp.org (blocked at school)
http://teenhelp.org

Teenhelp.org is a Web site dedicated to giving sound advice to teens on just about everything. With more than 25,000 teen members, it offers a support forum as well as counsel from more than 100 e-mail mentors. TeensHealth.org
http://teenshealth.org/teen

This organization offers advice on a variety of emotional issues tailored for teens. Teen Line
http://teenlineonline.org/

Established in 1981, Teen Line offers teen-to-teen support on the issues they face. From 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (PST), teens who need to talk are encouraged to call the hotline.