Support Resources

Getting The Right Support Is A Game Changer


You can help athletes find the support they need to face a mental health illness. Help athletes change their mind about reaching out for help. Let them know they are not alone and learn more so you can support them to being their best. See below for a list of some resources for common mental health illnesses.

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Anxiety

     CANADA

AnxietyBC

An online resource providing self-help information, community programs and resources for parents, caregivers treating anxiety disorders, stress, depression, panic attacks.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

CMHA branches across Canada and provides a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based.

E Mental Health

Mental health services, help and support in your community in an online, easily accessible format

MindYourMind

This organization works with young people to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience. It impacts systems change by increasing the capacity of young people to reach out, get help and give help through the use of technology, engagement and research-informed innovation.

     USA

Anxiety.org

A national site making mental health information accessible, inclusive, easy-to-find, and easy-to-understand. We want anyone suffering from an anxiety disorder to have access to all the resources they need to understand and overcome their condition.

Anxiety And Depression Association Of America

An American national nonprofit organization dedicating to promoting the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.

HelpGuide.org

A guide to mental and emotional health. Over 160 articles – covering 21 topics. Self-help tools – for mental, emotional and social health; Reading experience – emotionally and intellectually engaging; Collaboration with Harvard Health Publications.

National Alliance on Mental Illness  

Learn about anxiety disorders. Discover treatment options, ways to find support and conversations about anxiety. USA’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness


Depression

     CANADA

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

CMHA branches across Canada and provides a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based.

Depression Hurts

Learn about what depression is; how to find support and ways to manage it. Over 2.5 million people have visited this site. Also offers symptom checklists, tools, information for family and friends and how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

     USA

Healthy Place: For Your Mental Health

One of the largest consumer mental health sites, providing trusted information of mental health disorders from both a consumer and expert point of view. Offering online tests, breaking mental health news, videos, journals, tools and more.

JED Foundation

Transitioning into adulthood can bring big changes and intense challenges. The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Learn about depression. Discover treatment options, ways to find support and conversations about depression. USA’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

An American national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.


Eating Disorders & Body Image

     CANADA

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

CMHA branches across Canada and provides a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based.

National Eating Disorders Information of Canada (NEDIC)

Focuses on awareness and the prevention of eating disorders, food and weight preoccupation, and disordered eating by promoting critical thinking skills and a healthy, balanced-lifestyle.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

     USA

ANAD

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. (ANAD) is the oldest organization aimed at fighting eating disorders in the United States. ANAD assists people struggling with eating disorders and also provides resources for families, schools and the eating disorder community.

F.E.A.S.T

Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders is an international organization of and for caregivers of eating disorder patients. F.E.A.S.T. serves families by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.

Healthy Place

Find tools, articles and support for eating disorders from both a consumer and expert point of view. Offering online tests, videos, journals, tools, resources and hotlines.

JED Foundation

Transitioning into adulthood can bring big changes and intense challenges. The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. Learn about eating disorders.

National Eating Disorders Association

NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Includes screening tool and helpline.


Self Harm

     CANADA

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

CMHA branches across Canada and provides a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based.

Self-injury Outreach and Support

Information and resources about self-injury for those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help. Offers personal stories, coping resources and info guides for family members.

E Mental Health

Learn more about self-harm and discover mental health services; help and support in your community in an online, easily accessible format.

     USA

HelpGuide.Org

How to feel better without hurting yourself. Learn about self-harm. Discover general information, signs and symptoms, self help and helplines. In collaboration with Harvard Health Publications.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Learn about self-harm. Discover treatment options, ways to find support and conversations about self-harm. USA’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Healthy Place

Find tools, articles and support for eating disorders from both a consumer and expert point of view. Offering online tests, videos, journals, tools, resources and hotlines. Find tools, articles and support for self-harm from both a consumer and expert point of view. Offering online tests, videos, journals, tools, resources and hotlines.

JED Foundation

Transitioning into adulthood can bring big changes and intense challenges. The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. Learn about self-harm.


Substance Abuse

     CANADA

Learn To Cope

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs. If you or your loved one is using, get educated, find treatment, be ready, get support.

Mind Your Mind

Learn about signs of substance use. An innovative Internet resource for youth who are looking for relevant information on mental health and creative stress management.

     USA

Addiction Guide

Addiction Guide is a reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. They cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Their mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healthier life.

Drug Rehab

Drugs and alcohol have a greater effect on teens than on adults. The signs of addiction can be difficult to understand, and many teens don’t realize the long-term damage drugs have on their bodies because the short-term side effects fade. Understand substance abuse and find resources, tools and centers.

Healthy Place: For Your Mental Health

Offering comprehensive, authoritative information about addiction and substance abuse. Learn about symptoms, causes and treatment. Offering addiction tests and news articles.

JED Foundation

Learn about how to help someone with an alcohol or substance use problem. The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults.


Abuse

     CANADA

Abuse Hurts

A national non-profit that transforms the lives of victims of abuse. Serving 100 agencies and organizations across Canada.

Ending Violence Canada

A national non-profit organization whose main purpose is to educate and respond to gender based violence at the national level.

Canadian Centre for Child Protection

A charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. CCCP offers a number of programs, services and resources for Canadians to help them protect children and reduce their risk of victimization.

     USA

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)

Learn more about abuse and discover services and resources. The oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing.

Prevent Child Abuse America

With a mission to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children, Prevent Child Abuse America promotes services that improve child well-being in all 50 states and developing programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect.

RAINN

The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)

SAFE is a human rights organization that provides services, publications, and training to serve those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services: straight men, GLBT victims, teens, and the elderly.