Children’s Mental Health

Hello.  These pages are intended to be a one-stop clearing house for resources for students, parents and teachers regarding children’s mental health issues in the broadest sense. This page provides general “mental health” related supports.  Additional pages continue with support and information regarding some of the particular issues our students may  be struggling with.

You will find additional information on these pages at this blog:

Please feel free to recommend additional resources to add to this list.


As of July 2013, ESA is pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Stonegate Community Health Centre to provide Mental Health Counselling for any of our students who might be in need.

Sometimes the challenges we face in our daily lives become too difficult to manage alone. We may need someone to talk to who can help us find solutions. Stonegate Community Health Centre (Stonegate CHC) is a non-profit, health service agency which offers Primary Health Care and a variety of social and counselling programs.  Counselling is offered to individuals, couples, families or groups to help people cope with the challenges of everyday life.
Contact Information:  416-231-7070


Additional General Information

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

McMaster University, Offord Centre for Child Studies

Kid’s Help Phone

The Jack Project


Mental Health Help Lines

Kid’s Help Phone
1 800 668 6868

The Jack Project
1 800 668 6868


Self Help and Assessment Resources





The Globe and Mail special series on Mental Health Issues (2011/2012)

Breakdown: Canada’s Mental Health Crisis

State of Mind: Part 1, The Stigma
Mentally Ill and “Out” but not yet embraced

State of Mind: Part 2, Collateral Damage
When Mental Illness Becomes Part of the Family

State of Mind: Part 3, Mental Illness and Work
A Job You Feel Good About is Therapeutic

State of Mind: Part 4, Peer Counselling
Who Better to Guide the ‘Walking Wounded’ Than Someone Who’s Been There

N.B.  These links to the Globe and Mail Series will, inevitably, break at some point in the future.  They should be recoverable through a TDSB database search at such point in time.



Posted Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Author Lawrence Hill writes a moving tribute to his lat sister Karen Hill, in which he details her struggles with mental illness and the impact on both her and her family.  Read it in it’s entirety at The Toronto Star.

 Posted Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Brilliant multi-media feature presentation at The Toronto Star.  Looks at one family dealing with the consequences of a son’s schizophrenia, and issues of criminal responsibility.





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