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The Mens Health Resource Center

Why build this resource center? Did you know men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women, on average? Part of this is because men are more likely to go long periods of time without going to the doctor, they’re less likely to adopt preventive health measures, and are more likely to engage in risky behaviors. One of the goals of this site is to show men how health issues are interrelated. How being obese can effect your cardiovascular system. How successfully managing your diabetes can lead to a healthier life. How parenting and fatherhood can encourage you to live a more fulfilling lifestyle, not just for you, but for your family. So, take an active approach to your health – it could save your life. The Men’s Health Resource Center is managed by Men’s Health Network, a national non-profit headquartered in Washington, DC, who’s mission is to reach men, boys and their families where they live, work, play and pray.  (Read More...)
The Men’s Trauma Centre

We are here to support to anyone who identifies as a man who has experienced emotional, physical or sexual trauma in childhood or as an adult. When you survive a trauma or childhood abuse it can affect every aspect of your life; work, relationships and your health. Many men carry on in silence but there is help here for you. For over 10 years we have been working with men who have experienced trauma and we are here to listen to you. Call to make an appointment 250.381.6367 or email (info @t menstrauma dot com) History The Vancouver Island Men’s Trauma Counseling Society (Men’s Trauma Centre) was formed in September, 2003 in response to the closing of the Victoria branch of the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA). The Men’s Trauma Centre provides support and/or counseling services to over two hundred men and their family members each year. The Men’s Trauma Centre is becoming increasingly busy and we now run a wide range of therapy programs, educational outreach and an advocacy service, as well as providing vital support during the criminal justice process from initial reporting through to trial. Why We Exist While the majority of sexual abuse is by males on females, anyone can be a victim of sexual trauma. Research suggests that between 20% and 30% of all male children are sexually abused before the age of eighteen. Many of the boys who suffer trauma grow up to be men whose lives are seriously impacted by their early childhood experiences. These men suffer from anxiety and depression, are haunted by flashbacks and nightmares, have trouble finding or keeping jobs, have problems maintaining intimate relationships and much more. To compound the difficulty they also experience the social stigma and the guilt and shame associated with victim-hood that is often significantly stronger for males. Despite the media stories of male survivors of abuse that have come out over the past few years, many people remain unable or unwilling to respond to this problem and the long term damage it creates both individually and at societal level. We believe it is vital, both to the individual and to society as a whole, to address the issues and concerns of male survivors. Prevention, education, treatment and support are the means.  (Read More...)
Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center is a Non-Profit Organization located in Pierrefonds which services the West Island, Laval and the City of Montreal, QC for French and English children aged 5-25, parents as well as professionals. Our services include our Study skills as well as Social skills programs taught through art, drama music and play therapy (Learning without Realizing) and our Girls 2 Ladies Empowerment Group as well as family counseling, parental support groups and workshops, as well as our professional workshops and referral services.  (Read More...)
Out of the Fog

Out of the FOG was launched in 2007 to provide information and support to the family members and loved-ones of individuals who suffer from a personality disorder. Dealing with a loved-one or family member who suffers from a personality disorder can sometimes feel like navigating through a fog. FOG stands for Fear, Obligation, Guilt - feelings which often result from being in a relationship with a person who suffers from a Personality Disorder. The FOG acronym was coined by Susan Forward & Donna Frazier in their book Emotional Blackmail. It is our hope that this site may help some navigate out of the FOG in their own lives.  (Read More...)
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work

CCRW is a national not-for-profit organization which provides programs and services to persons with disabilities and the employers who want to hire them. We offer employment programs to assist qualified candidates in finding a good job using over 30 years of experience. For employers, we offer our Job Accommodation Service (JAS)®. We have expertise in all areas of disability and through timely assessments, can provide accommodations to allow your employee with a disability reach their full potential. For more information, please go to our website: www.ccrw.org  (Read More...)
Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) was launched in 2001 to provide people with mood disorders, their families and caregivers a strong, cohesive voice at the national level on issues relating to mental health and mental illness. We have conducted extensive research on depression, bipolar disorder and other associated mood disorders, with the aim to improve access to treatment, inform research, shape program development and government policy to improve the quality of life for people affected by mood disorders.  (Read More...)
Schizophrenia Society of Canada

The mission of our schizophrenia association is: to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research. The Schizophrenia Society of Canada is a national registered charity that has been in operation since 1979. We work with 10 provincial societies to help individuals with schizophrenia and their families have a better quality of life while we search for a cure. At SSC we are committed to: Raising awareness and educating the public to help reduce mental disorders stigma and discrimination Supporting families and individuals Advocating for legislative change and improved schizophrenia treatment and mental health services Supporting research through the SSC Foundation and other independent efforts.  (Read More...)
Suicide Prevention Resource Centre

Suicide Prevention Resource Centre's vision is to reduce suicide, suicidal behaviour, and their effects, by promoting positive alternatives and healthy coping skills. Our mission: To Listen to people’s stories of their struggles with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, and help them find hope and support through increased coping skills and healthy behaviors. To Raise Awareness and understanding of head health and to promote open dialogue in our community about mental health issues. To Support those who have suffered loss to suicide, to listen to their heartbreaking stories, and to help them find understanding and strength to move forward. To Teach that it is life-saving to ask about suicidal thoughts and to reach out to help friends and family members find the support and resources they need to live healthy, productive lives. To Keep Faith with our community, to best manage the financial resources entrusted to us, and to respect and value our dedicated and passionate employees.  (Read More...)
Young Survival Coalition

Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, face to face connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. YSC provides information and resources for young women during every phase of treatment and survivorship through peer matching, conferences, and comprehensive Navigator guidebooks and an audio/video library. Navigators and ResourceLink guidebooks can be downloaded electronically; or, hard-copy versions can be ordered and shipped free of charge to healthcare practitioners and patients at any time.  (Read More...)
Canadian BFRB Support Network

The Canadian BFRB Support Network is a federally-registered Canadian non-profit organization that provides information, resources, and support to persons living with body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs) as well as their loved ones. Based out of Toronto, Ontario, CBSN operates with a goal of disseminating information to reassure those with BFRBs they are not alone while also educating the public about these disorders in the hopes of reducing stigma. Apart from information, CBSN offers support through in-person peer support groups across the country, online one-on-one peer support, and through its online support group. CBSN is completely volunteer run and relies on the support of the community and partnerships with other organizations for its information and resources. Although Canada-based, CBSN welcomes and assists people from across the globe and has been in operation since 2013.  (Read More...)

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