Hi parents/guardians and anyone else that may find this page helpful! Below you will find some links that may be helpful in giving you more information to better make it through parenting a teen! I am also hoping to past some articles that I have come a crossed that I feel may be of interest. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about your teen please feel free to get in touch with me at any time. My contact information is all located in the contact page. ~Michelle
Mental Illness Vs. Regular Every day Stress and Problems We often use mental health language and terms to describe emotions and regular stresses. Check out this video to better understand regular every day stress and problems and how they are different from Mental Health Illness. As we work through every day stress and every day problems we become stronger and resilient. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsowyMnqCRs&t=210s
Walk in Clinics (all ages and conditions, no appointment needed, information below):
Prince County Hospital Walk in Clinic Telephone: (902) 888-8180 65 Roy Boates Avenue Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lennox Island Health Centre Walk in Clinic (for Lennox Island residents only) Telephone: (902) 831-2711 15 Eagle Feather Trail Thursday: 12 – 3 p.m. O’Leary Health Centre Walk in Clinic Telephone: (902) 853-8670 14 MacKinnon Drive (adjacent to Community Hospital) Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kids Help Phone (can call 1 800 668-6868 or text 686868)
Island Helpline (for adults and youth 1 800 218-2885)
For most anxiety is a normal stress of every day life. For some, anxiety can be a problem or even a mental illness. Parenting a teen who is struggling with anxiety can be very difficult. Hopefully some of these resources can be of help. Distinguishing a mental health illness from every day stress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKDLafClG_Y
Information on Anxiety, what it is, what it isn't, different types, strategies and tools that are based on evidence. https://anxietycanada.com/
How do I Parent My Teen? A great resources to remind us what is going on with our teen and information that may help make this difficult stage a bit easier. It can be read online or downloaded for free and printed: http://teenmentalhealth.org/product/parent-teen/
Active Parenting for Teens- Run by Rene Tremblay and Cindy Howard, the program typically runs for 6 weeks, once a week and twice during the school year. For more information please call Rene at 902 206-0367 or Cindy at 902 853-8670
Strengthening Families- Run by the Boys and Girls Club in Summerside but they may offer transportation or gas cards, child care is also provided for children too young for the program.