Student Help

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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: or follow the link on the library’s website (the database icon)User name:  rdsb Password:  rainbow

Kids Help Phone

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Online Safety For Teens: Born Digital Videos

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

Facebook Privacy Guide
The ins-and-outs of using Facebook’s privacy settings, straight from Facebook. That’s Not Cool 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 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 The Connect Safely blog with information and resources about how to keep teens and younger children safe and civil online. GetNetWise 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 The Connect Safely guide understanding Facebook and helping the young Facebook users in their lives.

Bullying: A great student resource.

Hotlines  AIDS and HIV

AIDS and Sexual Health Infoline


AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Information


Canadian HIV/AIDS Information Centre


The Ontario AIDS Hotline


Alcohol and Drugs

Al Anon Information Service

800-4AL-ANON (2666)

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Infoline

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week


Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Information Centre


Grief and Loss

Bereaved Families of Ontario


Homelessness and Runaways

Street Helpline

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

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Rape, Sexual Violence, and Domestic Violence

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Child Abuse Hotline

800-387-KIDS (5437)

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


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

School Violence

The Canadian Safe School Network


Sexuality and Sexual Health

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST, Sunday to Friday

Teen Sex Infoline

4 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST, Monday to Wednesday
12 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Saturday and Sunday

Stress and Anxiety

Kids Help Phone

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week


Crisis Intervention Centre

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Suicide Prevention Hotline (American)

800-SUICIDE (784-2499)

Suicide Prevention Line


Teen Parenting

Parent Info Line

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Grief and Loss  Griefworks BC

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

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.

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)

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

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 —> 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)

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

The National Institute of Mental Health

This Web site provides information about the kinds of anxiety disorders students of school age experience. (blocked at school) 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.

This organization offers advice on a variety of emotional issues tailored for teens. Teen Line

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.