Resources for Youth

Youth outreach services are available at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Truro branch. For information, please contact Shawna Umlah at 895-4211

Loveisrespect | empowering youth to end dating abuse This is a great web resource for youth. There are quizzes and interactive activities and downloadable handouts available on everything from “Dating Basics” and your “Relationship Rights” to information on “Social Networking Safety,” “Sexting and Texting” and types of abuse.

Taking Charge of My Health – This guide is intended for youth living with depression or anxiety who are involved in psychoeducation groups or under the care of a healthcare provider. It aims to promote a lifestyle that may help you to improve mental and physical health. taking_charge_of_my_health

Healthy Sleeping Guide for Teens (Teen Mental Health) healthy_sleeping

Teen Mental Health Glossary – Written for youth, families, and friends of those living with a mental disorder. Created to help young people and families understand the terms commonly used by doctors and nurses (Teen Mental Health)teen_mental_health_glossary_july_4th_2012

Youth Suicide Booklet (Teen Mental Health youth_suicide_booklet-dec9

Teen Mental Health

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Big Brothers Big Sisters Colchester (902) 895-4562

Boys & Girls Club: (902) 895-5008

Maggie’s Place: (902) 895-0200, 1027 Prince St. Truro

Youth Project