Please review our list of external resources available to you: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/counselling/mental-health-resources/
The Counseling Center at the University of Illinois has online brochures that are worth browsing:
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is an American site with a comprehensive listing of commonly abused drugs, prevention, treatment, etc.
The Volunteer Bureau of Montreal has all the information you need for volunteering your time and energy at local organizations that are looking for help.
Volunteer Canada hosts a very informative site packed with information on volunteering. Check it out:
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre is a Toronto-based, national organization that has been doing excellent work since 1985 in the area of education and public awareness on eating disorders. Check out their very informative site.
Job Boom is a Quebec-based company that hosts an excellent web page with job listings and company profiles of the employers they list. Worth investigating:
Monster.ca bills itself as Canada’s most popular employment site and it probably is. Monster offers national and international job postings, a personalized account that allows you to post your resumé and receive automatic job alerts, a career resources section that includes information to help you write your resumé, manage your career and more. The site even offers inspiration in the form of interviews with people who’ve developed careers that could be described as ‘off the beaten path’ or dream jobs, depending on how you look at things. Definitely worth a visit!
Neuvoo.ca is a Canadian job site and we offer over 300 000 job offers in Canada. The list of jobs is always being updated. You can also search using another region, city, state, industry, etc., and find all relevant jobs.
The Government of Canada’s Web site for youth aged 15-30 offers one-stop, online access to youth-related information and services, including job preparation techniques, job opportunities, financial assistance available to students, etc.
Jobpostings.ca bills itself as Canada’s student job site. The online website has postings and lots of employment-related information useful in job search. They also publish a print magazine that is available in the Career Resource Centre, room 2.15.
Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal:
The Mayo Clinic website provides solid, up-to-date information on a wide variety of health and wellness issues.
The Canadian Mental Health Association has an excellent resource for students with mental health disabilities called
Your Education, Your Future – A Guide to College and University for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities. The site covers an impressive range of topics including: Is college right for you?, Being Your Own Advocate, Building a Support Network, Succeeding in Your Studies, etc. Highly recommended for students, or families of students who have concerns about these important issues.
The American Psychological Association Public Affairs office has prepared online self-help brochures on a variety topics related to mental health.
Check the National organization’s website if you are looking for clearly presented information on depression, and access to a confidential online screening test.
The Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments has an informative website.
The Canadian Mental Health Association has a collection of online publications worth investigating.
The Alliance for the Mentally Ill is a non-profit organization devoted to helping families cope with the effects of mental illness. They run workshops, public lectures, provide information and support.
Here is a guide from the UK on coping skills for anxiety: How to help students manage anxiety
The ultimate Canadian web site devoted to sexuality education and information. An excellent, user-friendly resource.
Information on Dawson’s Single Contact Service for students who have experienced sexual violence can be found here: https://Sexual Violence Prevention and Response (dawsoncollege.qc.ca)
A comprehensive list of resources in Quebec which provide psychosocial support to those who have experienced sexual violence:
Organizations that Help Victims of Sexual Assault | Gouvernement du Québec (quebec.ca)
Interligne is a first response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity.
The National Sleep Foundation is a US site with great information on sleep problems and disorders, including advice on how to improve your sleep.
For a very useful site on stress, check out:
The University of Alberta has an interactive program on Stress Management for Students.
10 Tips You Need To Survive College by Carolyn Hopper is worth a peek!
The Jed Foundation and Ulifeline: The Jed Foundation is a non-profit public charity committed to reducing the youth suicide rate and improving the mental health safety net for to college students. Their mission has led to the creation of Ulifeline, a web-based interactive site geared to college and university students. Ulifeline offers clear information and straight answers a wide variety of health and mental health related questions. Counselling & Career Development at Dawson College is now a Ulifeline partner, so you can log in anonymously as a Dawson student.
The Centre for Suicide Prevention is a non-profit organization based in Alberta which offers a variety of services: The Suicide Information & Education Collection is a special library and resource centre providing information on suicide and suicidal behaviour accessible on their website. They also offer training programs and advocate and support research on suicide and suicidal behaviour.
L’Association québécoise de prévention du suicide: is an umbrella group that provides documentation, information and access to resources across the province. Their site is easy to navigate and they post a (more limited) English version of their content, too. In addition to being a great website for access to local resources, their online newsletter provides an excellent picture of local research and community interventions.
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