Patient resources: Mental health websites
Each of these websites covers a wide variety of disorders, treatment and management strategies.
Each Cochrane Review summary page displays the full plain language summary and provides links to the abstract, other reviews by the same review group, the full review on TheCochraneLibrary.com and podcasts, journal clubs, PEARLS, and news items where these are available. The bottom of the summary page has an automatically generated list of reviews on similar topics with links to their summary pages.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Health topics (includes overview of disorders):
HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information.
The Centre offers information and resources on a wide range of mental health and substance use issues affecting children and youth in British Columbia. These include, but are not limited to; depression, anxiety, attention deficit and behavioural problems, child/youth eating disorders and substance use.
- American Academy of child & adolescent psychiatry:
- Facts for families
- Parents' med guide
- Living with mental illness: books, stories, memoires
MedlinePlus is the American National Institutes of Health's web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine., Search for information about diseases, conditions, and wellness.
- Brochures, booklets and factsheets
- Information is organized by disorder and includes information about new research
NHS Choices is the National Health Service (UK) consumer website.
Patient.co.uk is a UK-based independent health site for both patients and health professionals
healthtalk.org provides free, reliable information about health issues, by sharing people's real-life experiences. The research that informs the choice of issues and range of viewpoints is carried out by the Health Experiences Research Group at Oxford University's Department of Primary Care.
Note: Use Internet Explorer to view videos.
- Centre for Clinical Interventions
The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is a specialist program that is administered through North Metropolitan Health Services in Western Australia. Information packages (information, worksheets, activities) cover strategies for managing depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, anxiety