overwhelmed by the amount of resources out there?
Alexandra has done the grunt work for you. She’s curated a collection of her favourite and most-recommended resources.
Anxiety & Depression
Unhelpful Thinking Styles - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Book: Mind Over Mood: Change How you Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dr. Dennis Greenberger & Dr. Christine Padesky
Crisis Centre - 24/7 assistance via phone or online chat. Suicide prevention call centre 1 (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)
Book: Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt
Guided Meditations - free meditations to stream or download
Book: Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Job Kabat-Zinn
Motherrisk - Information about substances/drugs used during pregnancy. Helpline - 1 (877) 439-2744
Options for Sexual Health - 1 (800) SEX-SENSE
Pacific Post Partum Support Society - 604-255-7999 - Telephone/group/partner support
Pregnancy Options Services - BC Women's Hospital - 1 (888) 875-3163 or (604) 875-3163
Quiz for indicators of Postpartum Depression
Reproductive Mental Health - BC Women's Hospital
Book: A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss - Guidance and Support for You and Your Family by Ingrid Kohn & Perry-Lynn Moffitt
Book: Surviving Miscarriage: You Are Not Alone by Dr. Stacy McLaughlin
Book: Stillbirth, Yet Still Born: Grieving and Honoring Your Precious Baby by Dr. Deborah L. Davis
Trauma & Abuse
When Love Hurts - Local support groups & a book for understanding abuse in relationships.
Book: Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Dr. Peter A. Levine
Book: Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body by Dr. Peter A. Levine