Child and Youth Mental Health Day
Date posted: May 7, 2015
Today is Child and Youth Mental Health Day. To mark the occasion, we’re showcasing three mental health resources designed for youth in BC.
Mindcheck.ca is a website created to help young people identify and understand the mental distress they may be experiencing and to link them to the skills and strategies they need to manage these problems. The website provides easy to use quizzes to help youth better understand what’s going on with feedback that links them to recommended resources that are best suited to them. There is information on anxiety, social anxiety, depression, stress, substance use (alcohol and other drug use), psychosis, body image and eating problems. Support includes links to self-care tools and assistance in connecting to support and local professional resources. Information for friends, families and people working with teens is also provided.
MindShift is a mobile app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety as well as specific tools to tackle test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic and conflict. This app is a collaboration between AnxietyBC and BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services.
Healthy Living for Teens is a BC guide designed for high school students that contains information on healthy eating, physical activity and mental well-being. It was designed for youth, with youth.
For more resources on youth mental health, view the youth and young adults resource list from the Kelty Mental Health Resource Library.