Perhaps the greatest challenge in coping with a mood or anxiety disorder is finding the right kind of treatment and support to meet your needs. We know from experience just how frustrating and confusing it can be to find help.

That’s why we’ve collected the following self-guided resources from leading Canadian mental health organizations.

Check out the links below to help you correctly identify your mental health and wellbeing concerns, take control of your recovery, and connect with others who are living with and managing mood disorders.

Finding Hope

Download the PDF FindingHelp_Brochure If you’re unsure of whether you may have a mood or anxiety disorder, this four-page guide is a clear and practical starting point to help you diagnose, treat and find the help you need.

MoodFX Mobile Website

MoodFx (pronounced “Mood Effects”) is a new, free mobile website designed to help Canadians with depression collaborate with their care providers to achieve better treatment outcomes. MoodFx allows users to screen for and monitor symptoms of depression and anxiety using clinically relevant questionnaires. Results are displayed on a chart in an easy to print format for sharing and discussion with health care providers. Developed in direct consultation with those affected by depression, MoodFx monitors important but often-overlooked aspects of the disorder, such as its effects on cognition and work life.

Check Up from the Neck Up

FindingHelp_CheckUp This simple, private, online quiz from the Mood Disorders Society of Ontario can identify some symptoms of depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder so you can get help if you need it.

Mental Health M.A.P. (My Action Plan)

FindingHelp_MAP Your mental health is just part of your complete wellbeing. The Mood Disorders Society of Ontario’s Mental Health: M.A.P. was inspired and developed through a variety of sources – including individuals who have experienced and been affected by mental illness – to help you create and apply a holistic approach to your recovery through several online tools and modules.

The Arthritis Society’s Ask An Expert Blog

FindingHelp_ArthritisBlog Asking for another opinion on your symptoms or diagnosis can be a helpful way to gain more insight into your health and well-being. Dr. Monique Camerlain is the expert behind The Arthritis Society’s Ask An Expert Blog, and draws on her 30+ years of experience in the field of rheumatology to answer questions from Canadians living with arthritis and related conditions. Submitting your question is as easy as e-mailing community@arthritis.ca.

The Arthritis Society Website – Types of Arthritis

Arthritis is a broad term that is applied to more than 100 related conditions – ranging from mild disorders to chronic, crippling diseases. Find information and learn more about your specific type on The Arthritis Society website.

The Arthritis Society’s Program Locator

Arthritis support programs are in place in every province across Canada. Use this locator to find one near you and get the help you need.

The Arthritis Society’s Online Community

Arthrtis can affect anyone – no matter your age or background – and nearly three of every five people under 65 have a form of the disease. You can find strength in those numbers by visiting the community section of The Arthritis Society website to discover expert advice, blogs, online discussion forums and connect with a caring and supportive community.

The Arthritis Society’s Printed Publications

The Arthritis Society produces a number of evidence-based printed documents that can help you learn, identify, and manage specific types of arthritis and related conditions. Check out the complete library of information, and access and download publications that may be relevant for you or someone you know.

The Arthritis Society’s Education Portal

Sign up to view these online resources: 1) Overcome Fatigue: A 7 step Program – a s self-guided online learning module that provides a quick and easy way to learn about arthritis and fatigue, offering up practical tips to help increase your energy;  2) Joint Matters at Work – an online module featuring strategies for maintaining healthy joints at work; 3) You and Your Health Care Provider: A Guide for Effective Conversations – receive the information and tools to help give you the confidence and knowledge to be more involved in medical appointments with various members of your treatment team.

MyJointReplacement.ca

Each year, thousands of Canadians undergo joint replacement surgery, mainly because their joints have been damaged by arthritis. This extensive website can help you navigate the process of replacing a joint, from the pre-operative stage to recovery and rehabilitation.