Mental Health Resources

This is a collection of mental health resources from The Royal as well as other mental health organizations and research institutes. There are many types of resources including videos, worksheets, quizzes, exercises, and mobile apps. The resources are targeted towards individuals with a desire to improve their mental health and overall wellbeing, caregivers, and anyone who is seeking better understanding of mental health and wellness.

December 10, 2019
Rick Green and Dr. Ahmed

Comedian Rick Green and Dr. AG Ahmed share their insights on ADHD in adults.

September 20, 2019

This toolkit was created in collaboration with people who have lived experience related to suicide...

September 20, 2019

This toolkit was created in collaboration with people who have lived experience related to suicide...

September 20, 2019

This booklet is for those who have someone in their lives with borderline personality disorder (BPD)...

September 20, 2019

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder that impacts the way you think and feel...

September 20, 2019

People cope with difficult thoughts, feelings, or situations in different ways. Some people cope by...

September 20, 2019

When someone you love has been diagnosed with a mental illness, you feel a mixture of emotions...

September 20, 2019

Bringing a new baby into the family can be challenging at the best of times, both physically and...

September 20, 2019

Many of us have small habits that make us feel better, but we can also live without them. For...

September 19, 2019

Returning to work after a mental health leave can be overwhelming and challenging, as can talking to...

September 19, 2019

This sample workplan agreement is meant to provide a basis for conversation between an employee and...

September 19, 2019

It’s not always easy to talk to teenagers about substance use. But, it’s more important now than...

September 19, 2019

Supporting a suicide attempt survivor can be scary. When you know that someone has been pushed to...

September 19, 2019

Just the mention of the word “stress” gets people’s attention pretty quickly.

That’s because...

September 19, 2019

Social anxiety disorder (sometimes called social phobia) is a problem for children and youth that...

September 19, 2019

As a caregiver of a Veteran of military member living with an Operational Stress Injury (OSI), you...

September 19, 2019

The PTSD Coach Canada mobile app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that can occur after...

September 19, 2019

Having a family member with a mental illness can be very stressful. Whether the ill person is a son...

September 19, 2019

The Road to Mental Readiness mobile app is a training tool developed to improve short-term...

September 19, 2019

The Road to Mental Readiness mobile app is a training tool developed to improve short-term...

September 19, 2019

CFMAP is a 24-hour, 1-800 bilingual telephone service, available 365 days a year to Regular Force...

September 19, 2019

Self-care is about nurturing your mental, emotional and physical health. It’s important to take time...

September 19, 2019

Having a positive body image is important for your mental and emotional well-being. Here are some...

September 19, 2019

LGBTQ2S+ is an acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and...

September 19, 2019

Taking a few deep breaths can help to relax your body and mind.

Breathing Balloon is a simple...

September 19, 2019

Work is important to our well-being. In addition to the income it brings, it can be a big part of...

September 19, 2019

Mental health is key to our well-being. We can’t be truly healthy without it. It involves how we...

September 19, 2019

Loss is one of life’s most stressful events. It takes time to heal, and everyone responds...

September 19, 2019

We all feel angry sometimes. Most of the time, we can deal with feelings of anger or irritability...

September 19, 2019

Every day, we are surrounded by different messages from different sources that impact the way we...

September 18, 2019

Hi, my name is Dr. Lee and I’m a sleep specialist at The Royal. 

When preparing for a big game...

September 18, 2019

Balances the two sides of your brain, the left and the right hemispheres. Good for when your brain...

September 18, 2019

This meditation puts you in the ‘neutral zone’ and gives you a sharp mind. 

How to do it: 

•...

September 18, 2019

Clinical director of schizophrenia and recovery programs at The Royal, Dr. David Attwood is here to...

September 18, 2019

When you’re running out of steam, this will get you back in the game. It will relax and energize you...

September 18, 2019

Feeling stressed? Anxious? Nervous? Try this simple breathing technique for 3 minutes. 
Learn more...

September 18, 2019

What is PTSD? Dr. Katie Bendell, a psychologist in The Royal's Operational Stress Injury (OSI)...

September 18, 2019

This quick video from our 2018 Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast event features Dr. Mathieu Dufour...

September 18, 2019

When a family member, friend or colleague dies by suicide, we are left with many questions. We often...

September 18, 2019

Best-selling author and internationally renowned expert Dr. Sue Johnson shares a ground-breaking...

September 18, 2019

As presented at our Conversations at The Royal on March 20, 2014 by speakers Karen James, Cynthia...

September 18, 2019

Dr. Andrew Wiens, Head, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at The Royal, talks about behaviour issues...

September 18, 2019

Presented by Dr. Jakov Shlik, Clinical Director, Mood and Anxiety, and Operational Stress Injuries...

September 18, 2019

This session included information on the collaborative work being done between The Royal’s Sexual...

September 18, 2019

Opioid addiction is a large and growing problem affecting our community, especially our young people...

September 18, 2019

The 2014 attack in downtown Ottawa has deeply affected our city. We have a powerful desire to stay...

September 18, 2019

Our lecture 'Hope, Humanity and Empowerment: Strengths-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for...

September 18, 2019

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the oldest treatments in psychiatry. It can be...

September 18, 2019

Comedian Rick Green and The Royal's Dr. Ahmed share their insights on ADHD in Adults.

September 18, 2019

Learn how to better understand the "automatic" thinking, coping behaviours, and social styles that...

September 18, 2019

Are you drinking TOO much?

Alcohol is the most commonly used potentially addictive substance in...

September 18, 2019

Is work good for health?

This was a central theme of the Conversations at The Royal presentation...

September 18, 2019

With his newest endeavor "Stand Up Against Stigma" Tazz believes that it is time to educate, embrace...

September 18, 2019

Many of us, over the course of our lives, may be exposed to potentially traumatic events, and some...

September 18, 2019

Men are supposed to be tough. They’re supposed to be able to handle everything on their own. Real...

September 18, 2019

Dr. Douglass is a psychiatrist and also a fully-qualified specialist in sleep disorders medicine....

September 18, 2019

Can the solution to treating long term mental illness be found in childhood? 

That’s the premise...

September 18, 2019

This informative, thought-provoking, and humorous Father's Day conversation takes a broad look at...

September 18, 2019

Suicide and self-harm are important issues facing society.

This 'Conversation' explains evidence...

September 18, 2019

Parent caregivers play a leading role in actualizing the health, well-being, and recovery goals of...

September 18, 2019

Mankind has been searching for happiness since the beginning of recorded history.

As Pascal noted...

September 18, 2019

Mental illnesses are thought to result from the combined influence of genes and environment....

September 18, 2019

Dr. Abigail Ortiz, a psychiatrist at The Royal, uses physics and mathematics to help understand...

September 18, 2019

Research has shown that bipolar disorder among adults is associated with increased vascular risk...

September 18, 2019

Clients share how they use art as a wellness tool and the staff that support the use of art in...

September 18, 2019

Biomarkers have transformed modern medicine but remain largely elusive in psychiatry, partly because...

September 18, 2019

The Mental Health Act, and the mental health system itself, can be a cumbersome and daunting thing...

September 18, 2019

If an app could tell you someone was suicidal, how would you use it?

Social media feeds are...

September 18, 2019

It's a non-pharmacological treatment for addressing behavioural symptoms associated with dementia....

September 18, 2019

It's a paradox: men have low rates of depression compared to women, yet they are four times more...

September 18, 2019

Are you looking for ways to address lack of awareness and support someone in seeking help even when...

September 18, 2019

People have stopped talking about it, but you're still feeling it. Life around you has gone back to...

September 18, 2019

Are You in Balance?

More than ever before, Canadians play many different roles in their lives...

September 18, 2019

Take a short quiz to calculate your stress index and get a sense of whether you may have too many...

September 18, 2019

Here are some self help books about coping with anxiety that have been recommended by staff from our...

September 18, 2019

OSI Connect is a comprehensive learning and self-management tool to assist Canadian veterans and...

September 18, 2019

Do you want to play at your best? Are you game ready?

You do drills; you practice; you scrimmage...

September 18, 2019

Life as a student can be stressful - assignments, part-time jobs, sports, clubs, relationships...

September 18, 2019

Anxiety disorders are prevalent, serious and persistent health problems affecting behaviour...

September 18, 2019

Mood disorders, including depression, are the most common mental disorders. One in four Canadians...

September 17, 2019

Gender Identity: I Want To Be Me was an open discussion of gender identity and mental health...

September 17, 2019

Clinical studies with volunteer participants are critical in helping researchers at The Royal to...

September 08, 2019

Stress hits us all, and our mental health has a lot to do with how well we deal with it. Some ways...