Online Resources

The LEAP Project
Dealing with Depression? The LEAP Project: a new online program for young people living with depression. It offers ideas, tools, videos and true stories to help you move through and beyond depression. The program is an eight-week online program for young people which is being tested in Calgary. Those chosen to participate may earn up to $100.00 in gift cards! You may be able to join this free study if: you feel sad, irritable, angry, tired or hopeless, if you've lost interest in things you used to enjoy, you are 13 to 24 years old, you live in Calgary or surrounding areas. Please come and see your guidance counsellor for more information and to complete a consent form!
Alberta Health Services - Quitting Smoking
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Quitting smoking is also a tough thing to do. But if you keep trying, you can successfully stop smoking.
Quit 4 Life
Did you know that it takes more than will power to quit smoking? It takes skills and support, as well as your own motivation to quit. The new Quit4Life (Q4L) web site can help you to quit smoking... for life. Q4L is organized around 4 central steps: Get Psyched, Get Smart, Get Support, Get On With It. The site has been re-designed as an interactive and personalized 4 week web program.
Al-Anon Family Groups: Is Someone's Drinking Affecting You?
This is an online Alateen Meeting, every Sunday from 7 pm - 8 pm. This chat room has been approved by Al-Anon Family Groups by the World Service Office and is moderated by certified Alateen sponsors who all have clean Police Information checks. To join the chat room you must be 13-17 years old and you will be prompted to register upon signing in. Alateen helps families and friends of alcoholics and helps teens to learn new ways of coping with the daily struggle of the effects of problems drinking in the home. In Alateen, teens learn there is hope and that they are no longer alone with their problems. Alateen provides a safe place where they can share what is on their minds and in their hearts.
Safe and Caring Schools and Communities
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to violence prevention and character education for children and youth.
Youth Privacy
My privacy. My choice. My life. Young Canadians are among the most wired in the world. You use technology – like the Internet and social networking sites – to make new friends, to stay connected with old ones. And many of you think that what you do on the Net is private – that people like family members and teachers can’t see what you’re doing – and you’re wrong! Check out the rest of this web site to learn about how people can capture information about you that’s online and use it for their own purposes. You can also learn how to protect your information so it can’t be used without you knowing about it!
What's With Weed - and you?
This site is for users and concerned friends of users. WHAT'S WITH WEED will not tell you how to run your life. It will not say weed is bad or good. It will give you information on how it affects different people, and help you avoid or reduce the harm connected with use.
What Can You Do? A Parent's Guide to the Teenage Brain
Apply the new knowledge about brain development and teen behaviour to real life. Here you'll find video stories, insights from parents and teens, interactive activities and more - all designed to help you with your teen.
Mind Check
This website was created in order to assist young people to better understand distress they are experiencing and to link them to sources of help that will enable them to learn skills and strategies to manage these problems. Being able to recognize symptoms and deal with them early in life increases the chances of better long-term outcomes and positive mental health across the lifespan.
The institute of Sexual Minority Studies at U of A has put together a small but mighty video on Gay Straight Alliances.
Youth Gambling
Youth problem gambling is a growing public health concern. Even though gambling activities are legally restricted to adults in many other jurisdictions, there is clear evidence that underage youth continue to actively participate in gambling. More and more youth are exposed to the availability and accessibility of many forms of gambling, and are tempted by the pressures to participate. Gambling problems have long-term severe consequences on a teenager's life and on the life of those close to him or her. Some of the adverse effects of a gambling problem can be seen on various levels of individual functioning (affective, cognitive, social, academic,) and on both mental and physical health.
Online Safety Week
Online Safety Week was created in 2005 specifically to generate awareness with children, parents and teachers about the risks and issues of being online.
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