local support & Additional resources

As a person that appreciates additional resources, but sometimes struggles to locate them, I understand the difficulty in accessing potentially helpful information. On this page you will find a list of local supports and resources, as well as additional readings, videos, blogs, etc. for a variety of topics. Keep in mind that some of these resources may be more accessible than others - I will do my best to update it frequently. 

*Some topics may not be included (yet) as resources are sometimes a challenge to find. If you know of a topic that can be useful to have here, I encourage / invite you to let me know. It is my goal to be inclusive. 

 

 

LGBTQ+

Phone Lines:

  • 1-800-YORKLGBT - An anonymous, confidential, and free information and support service for residents of York Region

  • 1-800-268-YOUTH ; http://www.youthline.ca/ - Free service for up to age 26 - Open Sundays-Fridays from 4pm-9:30pm

  • 877-330-6366 ; http://www.translifeline.org/ - Dedicated to the wellbeing of trans people. Running a hotline staffed by trans people FOR trans people. Volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the community may have.

Videos:

  • TeenLine: Helpline for teens, by teens. Excellent resource for LGBTQ+ folk, advocates, allies, families and friends, working professionals, etc. Brief documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIDKLt0cj-c

  • "In this film, we follow the lives of four transgender children to discover what it is like to realize that you were born in the wrong body. The video shows how children change their apparent gender and how families cope with having a transgender child.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV8b8hsQups

Other Reads:

GRIEF & LOSS

EMOTIONAL & SEXUAL ABUSE

 

ABUSE & VIOLENCE

 

TRAUMA

 

EMOTION REGULATION

 

OCD - OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

ADDICTION | ALCOHOL | SUBSTANCE USE

OPIOID HELP

  • Inpatient Rehab for Opioid Addiction - “Inpatient rehab is a recovery program that allows a person to live in the facility where they receive treatment. While this may sound like a hospital, and many rehabs do offer medical treatment, most facilities offer a more residential feel”. 

    www.OpioidHelp.com/recovery/inpatient-rehab

 

ILLNESS & DISABILITY

Videos:

Books:

  • Kaufman, M., Silverberg, C., Odette, F., & Smyth, F. (2007). The ultimate guide to sex and disability: For all of us who live with disabilities, chronic pain, and illness. San Francisco, California: Cleis Press.

  • Lorde, A. (1997). The cancer journals: Special edition. San Francisco: Aunt Lute.

  • Clare, E. (2017). Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with cure. Duke University Press.

Blogs:

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION

 

DEPRESSION

 

SELF-HARM

 

ANXIETY

Groups & Services:

Readings:

Exercises:

 

MINDFULNESS

 

PARENTING

 

 

COMING SOON

 

relationship

INTIMACY