RESOURCES

Here resides a list of self-help, educational, and community resources with brief comments on what I find valuable about them. This page is forever a work in progress. (I saved hundreds of articles over the years that should be reviewed, arranged into categories, and linked here…)

Please let me know if you have suggestions to add, or if any links no longer work.

There is lots of general mental health information available from the Government of Canada and the Canadian Mental Health Association.
On the plus side, both organizations provide current and credible information on multiple issues, as well as connections to local resources across Canada. On the down side, these sites can be a bit overly general, and the information most relevant to you could take some time to find.

Captain Awkward is so much more than a great advice column. Yes, there is intelligent and caring advice for many life situations. It is also a community of intelligent and caring people coming together to share experiences in respectful ways that consider multiple angles; both in the comments to each post and in the forums. Topics include dealing with relationships, boundaries, multiple life difficulties, mental health, and various kinds of abuse.

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association developed Talking Can Help to educate people about therapy and counselling: what to expect and how to get the most out of it. As such, the information includes uniquely Canadian specifics and is maintained by experts. Although lately, the site has been down a lot.

The Psychotherapy Networker is primarily a resource for professionals. However, its blog and articles present a collection of brief vignettes and opinion pieces about specific problems and therapy approaches written in a plain language. As such, it is a place accessible to anyone with interest in psychotherapy processes and mechanisms.