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Links Directory

Welcome to our growing lists of agencies, websites and resources related to children's mental health. Whenever possible we try to include Canadian and Ontario resources.

These sites are provided for your information only, and Children's Mental Health Ontario assumes no responsibility for their content. Please carefully evaluate the content of each site when you visit it, rather than simply take the content at face value.

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CAMH Knowledge Exchange

CAMH Knowledge Exchange gives you quick access to the best available online information, tools and resources. As it evolves, KnowledgeX will also provide opportunities to collaborate and communicate with other addiction and mental health professionals. More about the site.


A site where youth and emerging adults can access information, resources and tools during difficult times.

About Our Kids

Information on children's mental health and parenting based on research in child psychiatry, psychology, and child development; sponsored by the New York University Child Study Center. The Parent Letter provides tips and advice on special topics relevant to teenagers and school-age children (e.g., test anxiety, bullying, divorce, homework, anger, obesity, etc.). Another excellent resource for parents is A - Z Disorder Guide.

Adolescent Health Survey (AHS, 1992, 1998, 2003)

Gathers information about youth health. The third cycle provides information about physical and emotional health, and about factors that can influence health during adolescence or in later life.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiarty

A membership based organization composed of more than 7,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Widely distributes information to promote an understanding of mental illnesses, and remove the stigma associated with them. Includes valuable resources for families such as Facts for Families.

Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario (APSGO)

A volunteer organization with chapters throughout Ontario, providing weekly self-help meetings to support and assist parents of 'disruptive' youth.

Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario)

The leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario.

Autism Research Institute (ARI)

ARI is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. It conducts and fosters scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. Its databank contains over 40,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries.

Breakaway - Family and Youth Initiative

Provides free, confidential harm reduction and addiction treatment services, and has made support for parents a key part of its programming. Their goal is to reduce the harm from drug and alcohol use while helping the youth and family to develop better alternative coping skills.

Bullying Online

Provides facts, statistics, advice and support regarding bullying in the school system. There is information specific to students, teachers and parents, as well as links, and information on current trends and events in school bullying.

Canadian Acadamy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP)

A national organization of child and adolescent psychiatrists and other professionals. Website includes links, suggestions, guidelines for youth and families as well as online copies of articles published in the Journal of the CACAP.

Canadian Youth Mental Health and Illness Survey (CYMHIS, 1993)

This survey, sponsored by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA), was designed to provide a broad-brush profile of the opinions, awareness, and behaviour of Canadian youth toward mental illness and mental health issues. The survey showed that: (1) mainstream Canadian youth are at a disturbingly high risk for mental health problems, (2) youth are largely dissatisfied with existing mental health services, (3) youth are most comfortable interacting among themselves. These findings were the impetus for the development of a regional youth mental health promotion and mental illness prevention program (Youth Net/Réseau Ado (YN/RA)).

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