Provide self-help resources
How to implement
- Provide information on ways to manage mental health challenges, including resources to self-assess the risk of mental health issues and approaches on harm reduction for substance misuse.1, 2
- Resources and information to self-assess risk and reduce harms associated with mental health issues should be accessible to family members and caregivers to support their loved one.1
- For more information, see the sub-strategy: Mental health: youth
For a comprehensive overview of self-assessment tools, from depression to alcohol and substance use tests, check out Mental Health America.
Did you know: Regular self-assessment of mental health often leads to awareness of early signs and symptoms of mental illness and/or substance misuse.2
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities: Prevention, assessment and management. NICE guideline. London (UK): NICE; 2016. Available from: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng54.
- Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Advisory Group. Respect, recovery, resilience: Recommendations for Ontario's mental health and addictions strategy. Toronto (ON): Minister's Advisory Group; 2010. Available from: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/ministry/publications/reports/mental_health/mentalhealth_rep.pdf.