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Classroom strategies for coping with common mental health problems: Healthy Minds Canada

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When Something’s Wrong: Strategies for Teachers is a 56-page resource booklet published in 2007 by the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation. The booklet is designed to provide teachers with information on common mental health problems affecting children and adolescents. General information, associated potential behaviours, classroom strategies for coping, treatment options and additional resources are provided for the following disorders:

Anxiety Disorders (including separation anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and panic disorder) – p. 9-17

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – p. 18-20

Autism Spectrum Disorder – p. 21-24

Depression – p. 25-28

Eating Disorders (including anorexia and bulimia nervosa)  – p.29-32

Impulse Control Disorders (including Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) – p. 33-42

Schizophrenia – p. 43-46

Tourette Syndrome – p. 47-50

Given that this document was published in 2007, it is important to note that some of the information presented may not be consistent with the latest version of the DSM (5) and that some of the additional resources listed may not be current. An updated (2015) version of this resource is available for purchase ($25 + taxes) from the HealthyMindsCanada website.