Below are links to websites we have found to be helpful for information related to anxiety, trauma, and other mental health issues. There are also links to 24/7 Crisis Hotlines at the bottom of this page if you are in need of immediate support. If you are not able to afford the fees for services at our clinic, some suggestions of local treatment centres that offer sliding scale services are also provided.

PTSD

The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs has excellent information on PTSD research and treatment:

http://www.ptsd.va.gov

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

https://www.istss.org

The Canadian Psychological Association has a series of fact sheets that can be downloaded about a wide range of mental health issues, including PTSD:

http://www.cpa.ca/psychologyfactsheets/

Trauma and Dissociation

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

http://www.isst-d.org

EMDR

For information about Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based treatment for PTSD:

https://emdria.site-ym.com/?120

Anxiety Disorders

The Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario:

http://www.anxietydisordersontario.ca/anxiety-resource-centre/

Depression and Mood Disorders

Opportunity to participate in a research study on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as a treatment for depression:

There is currently an opportunity to participate in a study on the effectiveness of MBCT at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (ROMHC). Recruitment for this study is ongoing as of fall 2016. This study is being conducted at the ROMHC. Adults aged 18 - 65 who are experiencing depression are being sought out to participate in a 12-week individual MBCT therapy program. There is no cost to participants, and parking and bus fare will be funded for participants. There are some eligibility requirements. Please contact  the the research coordinator Christine Caldwell, RN, at 613-722-6521, ext. 6172, for more information.

 

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario:

http://www.mooddisorders.ca

Crisis Hotlines

The Ottawa Mental Health Crisis Line

http://www.crisisline.ca

The Ottawa Distress Centre

http://www.dcottawa.on.ca/english/

Sliding Scale Services

The Centre for Psychological Services and Research (CPSR), University of Ottawa, has a community clinic where services are provided on a sliding scale basis by Ph.D. level students who are completing their training in clinical psychology, supervised by registered psychologists. 

https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/psychology/centre-psychological-services-research