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Mental Health Resources

General Mental Health Resources


Understanding Mental Health in the Legal Profession

Mental Health in Female Lawyers

Addressing the Elephant in the Legal Profession

Mental Health Commission of Canada (Information, research & list of local agencies)

LSO: Personal Management (information about mental illness, mental addiction and mental wellness)

ABA: Research Finds Skimping Vacations is Bad for Your Health

Lawyers: Gatekeepers for Psychological Issues

Compassion Fatigue in the Legal Profession

How to Address Mental Illness and Lawyers

CAMH: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience)

CMHA: Canadian Mental Health Association

eMentalHealth.ca (Mental Health Resources Database)

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health (Resources to increase knowledge and awareness of workplace psychological health and safety)

Distress and Crisis of Ontario (Distress and crisis resources offered in different regions in Ontario)

Public Health Agency of Canada (Access to online materials related to mental health programs and services in Canada)


Anxiety 

How to Cope with Anxiety (camh)

Anxiety Canada: Coping with COVID 19

CBA: Lawyers and Anxiety

Short Videos on Coping with Anxiety from the Missouri Bar

Science Based Strategies to Cope with Anxiety

Lawyer Anxiety

Anxiety Canada (Free Downloadable PDF Anxiety Resources for parents and self-help)


Stress

CBA: Coping with Stress and Avoiding Burnout

CBA: Got Stress: What to do Before the Burnout Hits

How to Deal with Stress in Law Firms

Healthy Boundaries: The Essential Formula for Tackling Stress and Burnout


Depression

The Depressed Lawyer (Psychology Today)

CBA: Lawyers and Depression

What is Depression: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment (CAMH)

What is Depression? (Psychology Today Canada)

Understanding and Finding Help for Depression (Canadian Mental Health Association)


Panic

Experts Explain Why We Panic and How to Cope

Understanding Panic Attacks

Panic Disorder (CAMH)

Panic Attack Care Instruction (Alberta Health)

Coping Strategies for Panic Attacks


Suicide


Free, confidential 24/7 support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for oneself and others from Canada Suicide Prevention Services from Crisis Services Canada or 1-833-456-4566 (24/7) or text 45645 (4 pm-midnight)

Ontario Crisis Line – All Ages 1-866-531-2600

Preventing Suicides: Warning Signs and Getting Help


Substance Use Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous 

Region of Waterloo Alcoholics Anonymous

Al-Anon Waterloo Region

In the Rooms

Narcotics Anonymous Golden Triangle Area

Podcast: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness in the Legal Profession

SMART Recovery

Gamblers Anonymous Ontario

Author Brian Cuban’s blog “The Addicted Lawyer” offers guidance and options for recovery meetings.

Importance of seeking help for mental health and substance use disorders - Fear Not: Speaking Out to End Stigma (three minute video)

Canada-Wide (Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction)

Government of Canada Resources for Substance Abuse

Addictions and Recovery (Addiction and recovery information for individuals, families and professionals)

Ontario Drug and Alcohol Helpline: 1-866-531-2600


Mood Disorders


Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (Offers free support programs to people across Ontario and their families, who are living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder)

Mood Disorder Society of Canada (information and resources about mood disorders)

Mood Disorder Association of Waterloo Region (Bipolar Disorder Support Group is for individuals who experience bipolar disorder)


Staying Mentally Healthy & Mindfulness


The Quiet Company has developed a Stress Management through Mindfulness workshop to help lawyers manage the unique stress of their jobs. This program is accredited for EDI hours.

Easy Ways to Integrate Self-Care into Your Daily Life

Free Meditations: Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience on Finding Hope in Uncertain Times (20-25 min daily sessions) Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (45 min daily sessions)

How Sleep Affects Your Mental Health

Mental Health Tips for Working Remotely

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Positive Psychology Strategies for Dealing with a Crisis (The Crisis Kit)

Great tips for staying mentally healthy

What Mindful Meditation Can do for Your Health

Very Well Mind (17 Highly Effective Stress Relievers)
This Way Up (12 Free Apps to Help You Beat Stress)


Articles & Brochures

Men’s Health Foundation (Information on mental illness)

Institute of Mental Health (Educational brochures)

Canadian Mental Health Association Anxiety (Information on anxiety disorders)

HuffPost (A teacher asked for mental health books and started a movement)

Canada Life (Workplace Strategies for Mental Health)


Books

Book Riot (Mental health books)

Amazon (Best mental health books)

Toronto Public Library (Books about mental health including children’s books, young adult and adult books)

Odin Books (Mental health and educational resources)

CavershamBooksellers.com (CavershamBooksellers.com is considered North America’s largest mental health bookstore)

CAMH Library

Hamilton Public Library Resources & Books for Mental Wellness


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