This project has been funded by the Government of Canada's
Social Development Partnerships Program.
Written by Catherine Willinsky, Project Manager, Mental Health and High
The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the
author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.
number of people gave generously of their time and expertise to oversee
the project and review the content of this site. We wish to acknowledge their
contributions both to the project and related resource materials. Their guidance
and insights were invaluable.
• Bonnie Pape, (Director of Programs
and Research, CMHA National) for her inspiring leadership and vision
of the CMHA National Mental Health Services Work Group for their
ongoing support, guidance, and practical ideas
• Dr. Stan Kutcher, (Dalhousie
University) for his extraordinary help in clarifying and correcting all
project materials and his kind generosity in granting us access to his "Mood Swings" document
Lakaski, (Health Canada) and Ed Pomeroy (Brock University) for helpful
feedback and suggestions on numerous drafts
We'd also like to thank the following groups
and individuals for their generous feedback on the various sections, helping
us to ground the information in real experiences.
Clem Guenard and the focus group participants at Youth Net;
Daniel O’Neill, Catherine Slone and the members of Support
Ed at Laing House, Halifax
Peter Chaban, The Hospital for Sick Children; Amy Coupal
Bruce Ferguson, The Hospital for Sick Children; Phil Hedges, Ontario School
Counsellors Association; Janice Karlinsky, Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health; Anne Kerr, Toronto Distrist School Board; Anne LeBlanc, Centre
for Addiction and Mental Health; Amanda Lee; Sue Leland; Art Mayer; Wendy
Peters-Nedelec; Doug Quackenbush; Michael Shaunessey, Central Toronto
Bridget Hough; Barbara Neuwelt; Sharon Scott, Family to Family Newsletter;
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