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Sunnybrook Department of Psychiatry

Mild to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic

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Ontario Association of Suicide Prevention

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  • ospn.ca

Distress and Crisis Ontario

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  • dcontario.org

Drop-in sessions and classes »


Drop-in resources for youth »


Diagnostic information and resources »

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

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  • mooddisorders.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association

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  • cmha.ca

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments

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  • links to resources
  • canmat.org

Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

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  • adaa.org

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

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Helping Other Parents Everywhere (HOPE)

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  • hope4parents.ca

Videos and podcasts »


Booklets and fact sheets »


Apps »

Disclaimer: we have not evaluated these apps. They are listed in alphabetical order, not order of effectiveness.

Calm - guided mindfulness meditation for smartphones and tablets; $13.99/month

Headspace - guided meditation for smartphones and tablets; free 10 day trial then $12.95/month. Read more about Headspace: "The Science of Meditation" and "HeadSpace Research"

MediSafe - medication reminder for smartphones and tablets; $6.99

MoodKit - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy app for iPhone and iPad; $6.99

Pacifica - holistic tools to address stress, anxiety and depression for smartphones, tablets and web; free 7 day trial then $5.49/month

SuperBetter - helps build personal resilience for smartphones, tablets and web; free

T2 Mood Tracker - monitor and track emotional health for smartphones and tablets; free

What’s My M3 - mood tracker for patients and clinicians to monitor trends over time for smartphones and tablets; free


Self-help books »

Available in the Sunnybrook library:

  • Beating Stress, Anxiety & Depression: groundbreaking ways to help you feel better, reprint edition (Plant and Stephenson, Little, Brown Publishing: 2011)
  • After the Stork: the couple's guide to preventing and overcoming postpartum depression (Rosenquist, New Harbinger Publications: 2010)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition (Segal, Williams and Teasdale, Guilford Press: 2013)

Not available in the Sunnybrook library:

  • Feeling Good: the new mood therapy, revised and updated edition (Burns, Harper: 2008)
  • Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: change how you feel by changing the way you think (Greenberger and Padesky, Guilford Press: 2015)
  • The Mindful Way through Depression: freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness (Williams, Teadale, Segal and Kabat-Zinn, Guilford Press: 2007)

Informational books »

Available in the Sunnybrook library:

  • 100 Questions & Answers about Depression, 2nd Edition (Albrecht and Herrick, Jones & Bartlett Learning: 2011)
  • Depression in Later Life (Baldwin, Oxford Psychiatry Library Services: 2010)
  • Understanding Mental Disorders: A Patient and Family Resource (American Psychiatric Association: 2015)

Not available in the Sunnybrook library:

  • The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (Solomon, Scribner: 2002)

Last updated: August 2018