Mental Health

File Depression & Anxiety Self-Management for Teens
The AHS Provincial Mental Health Promotion & Illness Prevention Team has released a completely redesigned and updated Adolescent Depression Series resource. AHS has combined the individual topics found in the series into one convenient booklet now called, Teen Self-Management for Depression and Anxiety. This new booklet provides evidence-based information and age-appropriate activities (youth ages 13-18) which service providers, parents or caregivers, and youth can use to help manage depression and anxiety as well as support positive mental health and resilience. Key themes in this booklet include: nutrition, physical activity, relaxation, substance use, social connection, and treatment.
File Child Anxiety: A Method for Parents in How To Reduce It
Here’s an interesting article about childhood anxiety and a method for parents to reduce it.
HEADSTRONG: Youth Anti-Stigma Initiative
Mental Health Commission of Canada
File Healthy Relationships
Research is telling us more and more how truly important relationships are. Relationships have been found to directly impact brain development and thus is essential for positive child and youth development. They are also central to the well-being and safety of our schools and communities. Click link to read more.
File Test Anxiety
During exams, do you... • feel like you "go blank"? • become frustrated? • find yourself thinking "I can't do this" or "I'm stupid"? • feel like the room is closing in on you? • feel your heart racing or find it difficult to breathe? • suddenly "know" the answers after turning in the test? • score much lower than on homework or papers?
Youth Addictions, Supports, and Resources
Youth Substance Use and Mental Health Services is dedicated to helping adolescents develop a lifestyle free from the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling. "We work with youth, their families, professionals, and the community to address a full range of concerns related to adolescents and addictions. From education and information through to residential treatment and aftercare, AHS's Youth Addiction Services provides a continuum of services".
Mental Health Matters
Just like physical health, everyone has mental health. Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness . . . To continue reading, please click on link.
Activity: Wheel of Life
Create your own Wheel of Life! It is easy to forget the many things we have going on in our life. Taking the time to reflect, map out, and identify areas of your life where you may need to pay more or less attention to is a good practice and good for your mental health. For more information, please click on link.
If you are a parent/guardian of a child with ADHD and are looking for support from others, please join our Facebook page at "Langdon ADHD group".
Children's Mental Health
Canadian Mental Health Association
Family and Community Resource Centre
Alberta Health Services - Alberta Children's Hospital
Grief and Loss
Health Link Alberta
Health Link Alberta provides health advice and information through a toll-free phone number to all Albertans. Access is 24 hour, 7 day a week and support is provided by experienced registered nurses and other health-care professionals.
Positive Behaviour Supports for Children
This is a series of related websites developed for use by families, aides and school staff supporting children with disabilities! These interactive websites provide evidence-based strategies for promoting adaptive behaviour, while managing challenging behaviours. There are additional topics of interest in each site, so feel free to look through all of them. These websites are free, and anyone who is interested in gaining a better understanding of how to support a child with a disability is encouraged to use them.
Teen Mental Health
Youth and Self Injury
File Stess in Children and Adolescents: Tips for Parents
Mental Health Disorders: Ideas for Families
LEARN MORE ABOUT CHILD AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH The contents below contain family-friendly resources that offer in-depth information on general and specific topics in mental health. All resources displayed on this website are for informational purposes only. Treatment advice, including assessment, should only be provided and/or performed by trained professionals.
Healthy Sleep for Students
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