This Mental Health pathfinder suggests great books available from school libraries, starting points for relevant information from the Virtual Library, and links to the best websites for exploring issues and finding help.

In Your School Library

Use the Subject Keyword search in your school’s Library Catalogue to help you find Resources for Mental Health and Wellness, including great books in your school library.

Try these search terms (add “in children” or “in adolescence” to narrow results):

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  • Mental illness
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive
  • Anger
  • Autism
  • Family problems
  • Emotional problems
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

Add the term fiction to the end of any search term to find fiction books.

Book Lists

Great Fiction Reads Path to Mental Health

Mental Health Book Resources for Elementary Schools

Mental Health Book Resources for Secondary School

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Virtual Library Resources

Find recommended reads using NoveList Plus:

Book lists and Reading Suggestions from NoveList Plus

Look for NoveList Plus in the Virtual Library – Secondary section

Teen Health and Wellness

 

Reliable health information for teens:

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Use Teen Health & Wellness located in the Virtual Library – Secondary section.

Online Resources

Checkout these recommended websites:

Help

Mind Check: Interactive help with figuring out how you’re feeling.

Teenshealth: Reliable information written in plain English.

Teen Mental Health: Comprehensive and reliable

Psychosis Sucks: Straightforward information and coping strategies.

Your Mental Health: Canadian Mental Health Association.

Understanding Mental Illness: Canadian Mental Health Association.

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Getting Help

Your best starting point for help in our community.

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Resources for Staff

Additional resources for staff.
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