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):
- Mental illness
- Family problems
- Emotional problems
Add the term fiction to the end of any search term to find fiction books.
Virtual Library Resources
Find recommended reads using NoveList Plus:
Look for NoveList Plus in the Virtual Library – Secondary section
Reliable health information for teens:
Use Teen Health & Wellness located in the Virtual Library – Secondary section.
Checkout these recommended websites:
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.
Resources for Staff
Additional resources for staff.
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