Resources for Caregivers: The Victorian Order of Nurses has a long history of providing health care services in Canada. For a listing of their Caregiver Resources, including a Caregiver Guide, please visit their website at: www.von.ca and click under Services.
Self-Help Toolkit: The Fraser Health Authority and the B.C. Ministry of Health have developed a toolkit for people living with psychotic illnesses. It acknowledges the cognitive challenges that confront many people, but has many practical suggestions for how to respond to them. Click on Fraser Health Media to view the file.
Friendship Support Group, Ottawa: A self-help group for people who have a mental illness. The group meets every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carlington Community Health Centre, 900 Merivale Road, located two blocks south of Westgate Mall. OC Bus 85 and 176.
Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa: Run by consumers/survivors of the mental health system, PSO offers individual and group peer support and organizes a variety of events each week. Membership is free to psychiatric survivors. For more information, please call Monday to Friday between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. at 613-567-4379 or visit www.psychiatricsurvivors.org/.
Mood Disorders Ottawa provides support for people with mood disorders and their loved ones. For information on the Monthly Information Night, the Peer Support Group, the Discovery Events (recreation program) and to view their newsletter, please visit www.mooddisordersottawa.ca/.
Fear, Anxiety and Other Mental Health Issues: Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” and has written numerous articles in how to manage persistent fears and anxieties. To read some of his articles, please go to: – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For more information go to: Managing Fear