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Challenges & Choices
Challenges & Choices
Finding Mental Health Services in Ontario
Price: $12.95 CAD each
Booklet/Guide | ISBN 978-0-88868-441-7 | 138 pages | Published: 2003 | English | Product Code: PR068

Finding your way around the mental health system can be confusing, frustrating, scary -- and difficult. Written in easy-to-understand language, Challenges & Choices gives practical information about mental health services in Ontario and how to find them. You could be looking for services for yourself or for a family member, partner or friend. Or you could be a health care provider who wants to help clients and families find out about different services and how to use them.

Inside you will find the following valuable information:

  • a description of the most common types of mental health problems
  • tips that will help you find the services you need
  • contact information to research a specific problem or treatment in more detail
  • information about the services available -- from community support to hospital treatment
  • a description of a range of treatment options -- from natural healing to medication
  • the roles and functions of health care and social service providers such as doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers
  • a summary of mental health laws, so that you will know your rights and how to make the best use of the system.

A health care provider may choose to use this book as a reference guide for clients or to have copies available in the waiting room. The size and format make it easy to photocopy sections for clients and their families.