MENTAL HEALTH WEEK Booklet - "Be Kind to your Mind: Tips, Tricks and Fun to put your wellness first! Youth Outreach Worker Resources for Youth

The following websites have been identified by Youth Diversion staff as helpful for parents:

Mental Health related topics

Information for parents about a range of mental health issue

Mental Health resources



Talking with Kids about tough issues

Teen Development

Facts for families

Human Trafficking Article

What is Human Trafficking 


What parents need to know about drugs

Talking to your child about drugs

Underage Drinking

The science of additions

Boundaries with teens: Who to Address Alcohol and Drug Issues

How to talk with you kid about substance abuse

A-Z guide to Addictions and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

How to talk to a child about a parent's addiction

What to do if your Teen or young Adult has a problme with drugs

Addiction Resources

The effects of cannabis use during adolescence

Heroin Addiction & Facts

Is It Possible to Tell if Your Child Will Become an Addict?

Overcoming Isolation in Addiction Recovery

Ontario Drug Rehab Centres 

Youth Justice Related

Youth Criminal Justice

Discover Canada's Youth Justice training video for youth, teachers and police

LGBTQ, Transgender and Gender Fluid ressources


LGBTQ+ explainer -
The Coalition to end sexual exploitation: OUT OF THE SHADOWS – Addressing the sexual exploitation of Men and Boys -
LGBTQ+ and Religion -
LGBTQ+ and Education -
Parents on LGBTQ Families -
LGBT Homeless Youth -
This Is Reteaching Gender and Sexuality - Reteaching Gender & Sexuality is a message about queer youth action and resilience. The video was generated to contribute additional queer/trans youth voices to the national conversations about queer/trans youth lives. -
Being an Ally: Coming out & Addictions & Internalized Homophobia (OCASI) -
Being an Ally: LGBT and Support for Refugees -
Experiences of Racialized youth: Young, LGBT, Homeless in NYC (racialized youth) -
HRC 2018 Youth Report: LGBTQ Teens on Feeling Safe (racialized) -

Transgender and Gender Fluidity 

Gender neutral pronouns -
What's The Difference Between Gender & Sexual Orientation, Again? | Trans 102 |-
National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health. -
2018 Gender-Expansive Youth Report -
BEING SAFE, BEING ME: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey -

Gender Expression:

What you don’t know can hurt us: The faces of gender -
Using Pronouns - They/Them:
Pronouns - Cut invites people from different groups to weigh in on one word--and their responses show us just how complicated and unique we all are. -
The Easiest Way To Know If Someone Prefers Pronouns | Trans 102 -
Trans individuals respond to the word "passing." -
Janet Mock - Redefining Realness: A Six-Part Conversation Series.  Janet talks about various topics she covers in her memoir including disclosures,  ‘Passing’, pop culture and the power of words. -
Gender Journeys: More than a Pronoun from LUKE ALLEN on Vimeo.
You Are Not Alone: LGBTQ Youth & Suicide from Reel Grrls on Vimeo:
What Transition might entail - Ressource provided by Rainbow Health Ontario 
TSER’s trans-related infographic series.

2- Spirit:

Trans And Native: Meet The Indigenous Doctor Giving Them Hope - What is it like to provide trans care on an Indigenous reserve that serves 2,400 people in central Alberta? For this Two-Spirit Cree doctor, it's more than his job. Dr. James Makokis created a unique approach to transgender care, combining Indigenous and Western teachings.
Meaning of Two-Spirit -

Medical Support:

Trans Primary Care - My guide to caring for trans and gender-diverse patients
How one pediatrician is supporting transgender youth -
Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and GenderNonconforming People

Family Supports:

Families in Transition: A Resource Guide for Families of Transgendered Youth -
PFLAG: peer-to-peer support striving to help all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression -


Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression -

Gender Identity and Trans Podcast support resources:

1) Scientist refutes notion that gender identity is an “unscientific liberal ideology” on the CBC show Quirks and Quarks:
2) Transforming Rounds -  A podcast of 5 episodes discussing health care and trans people. Each episode include notes, sources and links.

3) Media Indigena Podcast



Any of our staff are available to offer support and guidance to parents.  Please feel free to contact the office for information.

For Emergency Help:
  1. Call 911
  2. Go to your local hospital
  3. Contact:
    1. Addictions & Mental Health Services KFLA 24 hour crisis line - 613-544-4229
    2. Kids Help Phone  1-800-668-6868 or txt 686868
    3. LGBT Youth Line 1-800-268-9688 or txt 647-694-4275
    4. Detox Centre  24 hour telephone line - 613-549-6461

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