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Depression - Resources and Support

Ontario Shores Resources

Documents

Community Services / Groups

  • COPE Mental Health Program  (905) 905-666-0689 (Oshawa branch)          
    Various Branches. Groups include things like: Anxiety & Depression Support, Anxiety & Stress Management, Mood Mastery, Wellness for Women/Men, Coping with Bipolar Disorder, Social Recreation, and Bereavement Support.
  • Mood Disorders Association of Ontario 
    Support Line: 
    (Mon-Fri, 9:30-5:00) 1-888-486-8236

Apps

MindShift App http://www.anxietybc.com/resources/mindshift-app

Anxiety & Depression Apps

BoosterBuddy
Island Health (2017)
Free
Available on: iOS | Android
Helps teens and young adults improve their mental health through gamification of daily tasks. Based on different intervention strategies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, and mindfulness, the program uses a series of games and quests to teach coping skills, follow self-care routines, increase real-life socialization, and establish positive habits.


Daylio – Diary, Journal, Mood Tracker
Habitics (2019)
Free
Available on:
iOS | Android

Daylio helps users track their moods and the activities related to them, in order to better see patterns.


MoodTools – Depression Aid
MoodTools (2019)
Free
Available on:
iOS | Android

Helps users with clinical depression improve their mood and functioning using six tools: information, videos for mood improvement, a thought diary, mood improvement activities, a symptom severity test (PHQ-9 depression questionnaire), and a safety plan.


SuperBetter
SuperBetter, LLC (2018)
Free
Available on:
iOS | Android

This game helps users to build resilience and stay motivated and optimistic to overcome real life challenges.


T2 Mood Tracker
National Center for Telehealth & Technology (2018)
Free
Available on:
iOS | Android

Helps users track their emotional experience over time using sliding scales on six pre-loaded areas: anxiety, depression, general well-being, head injury, PTSD, and stress. The app then develops reports that can be shared with a healthcare provider.

Websites

Videos

60 Minutes Special on Mindfulness - Anderson Cooper SHORT (3 min)

Books / Workbooks

  • Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing How You Think. Second Edition by Dennis Greenberg and Christine Padesky, 2016.
  • Antidepressant Skills Workbook – a self-help workbook developed at the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addiction at Simon Fraser University.
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