Resources

Addictions:

Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome: A Step by Step Guide to Discovery and Recovery. Wayne Kritsberg (1988).

BC Partners for Mental Health & Addictions Information. A great website with a wealth of self-help resources for a range of mental health concerns (See Wellness Modules).

Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism. James R. Milam & Katherine Ketcham (1994).

Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions. Workbooks on depression, suicidal thoughts, chronic health conditions, and a relaxation audio.

Anger:

ACT on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger. Georg Eiffert, et al. (2006).

The Anger Control Workbook: Simple, Innovative Techniques for Managing Anger and Developing Healthier Ways of Relating. Matthew McKay & Peter Rogers (2000).

Anxiety and Panic:

Anxiety BC. An excellent website with information, self-help resources, and videos about anxiety (See Adults: Self-Help - Home Toolkit).

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Edmund Bourne (2010).

Inner Health Studio. An extensive resource about coping skills and relaxation resources.

10 Simple Solutions to Panic: How to Overcome Panic Attacks, Calm Physical Symptoms, and Reclaim Your Life. Martin Antony & Randi McCabe (2004).

10 Simple Solutions to Worry: How to Calm Your Mind, Relax Your Body, and Reclaim Your Life. Kevin Gyoerkoe and Pamela Wiegartz (2006).

Depression:

The Feeling Good Handbook. David Burns (1999).

Your Depression Map: Charting Your Own Course Back to Health. Randy Paterson (2002).

General and Other:

Canadian Psychological Association: Psychology Works Factsheets. A great website with a wealth of information on a range of mental health concerns.

It’s Not All In Your Head: How Worrying About Your Health Could Be Making You Sick, and What You Can Do About It. Gordon Asmundson & Steven Taylor (2005).

Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving & Maintaining Your Self-Esteem. Matthew McKay & Patrick Fanning (2000).

Centre for Clinical Interventions. Explore Resources for Consumers for workbooks and Resources for Mental Health Professionals for information sheets on: anxiety, depression, anger, grief, stress, self-esteem, mindfulness, assertiveness, procrastination, sleep, and more.

Mindfulness Meditation:

Palouse Mindfulness. A great, free online course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Posttraumatic Stress:

Back From the Front: Combat Trauma, Love, and the Family. Aphrodite Matsakis (2007).

I Just Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors. Aphrodite Matsakis (1996).

Overcoming the Trauma of Your Motor Vehicle Accident: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program Workbook. Edward Hickling & Edward Blanchard (2006).

Transforming Tragedy: Finding Growth Following Life's Traumas. Edward Hickling (2012).

Veterans Affairs Canada. Services for war veterans, retired and still-serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police, their families, as well as some civilians.

Relationships:

The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Expanded Third Edition: How to recognize it and how to respond Paperback. Patricia Evans (2010).

Wounded Warriors COPE program. To honour and support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families.

Work:

Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. This helpful website contains multiple resources for employers.

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health. Here you will find interactive materials on mental health issues at work, making a decision to take time off work, returning to work as well as videos and information sheets for employers, employees, and helping professionals.