Resources – To maintain positive relationships with others

I spend time with people who are good for me when…

I get together with friends or family.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – Maintain Your Social Life (Mood Disorders Society of Canada)

 Tips to help you talk about depression with your relatives and maintain a relationship with them.

I ask friends or family for help (e.g. services, supplies, comfort, someone to listen).

Useful Information and Tools

1 – Living with a Person suffering from Mental Illness (Goverment of Quebec, 2018)

→ Article for relatives to read to talk about mental illness and connected needs.

2 – Social support (Canadian Mental Health Association, 2017)

→ How To Build Your Own Social Support Networks

3 – How friends and Family can help (Anxiety Canada, 2019)

→ Helpful strategies for friends and family & what friends and family do that is not helpful.

I attend a support group or a self-help group.

Useful Tools and Tips

1 – Getting Help (Canadian Mental Health Association, 2014)

2 – Support and Information (Revivre)

I have activities and outings with people.

Useful Tools and Tips

1 – Maintain Your Social Life (Mood Disorders Society of Canada)

 Tips to help you talk about depression with your relatives and maintain a relationship with them.

I participate in the well-being of others when…

I take care of an animal.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – Animal-Assisted Therapy (Douglas Mental Health University Insitute, 2015)

2 – Questions you Should Ask Yourself Before Getting a Pet (SPA Estrie)

I take care of one or more people (e.g. my spouse/partner, children or friends).

Useful Information and Tools

1 – Conflict Resolution Skills (HelpGuide, 2019)

2 – Healthy Relationships Tips (Red Cross Canada, 2020)

 What a healthy relationship is, tips for keeping your relationship positive, what to do when you’re angry and what are your rights in the relationship.

I help people living with difficulties like mine (e.g. by volunteering).

Organizations and Help Resources

1 – Where to volunteer? (Canadian Mental Health Association)

 Location finder to help you with your volunteer oppurtunities research.

2 – Jebenevole.ca web platform (FCABQ – Fédération des centres d’action bénévole du Québec)

 Jebenevole.ca is a provincial web platform dedicated to the pairing of volunteer centers and non-profit organizations with potential volunteers.