Resources for patients
CMHA Ontario: The Canadian Mental Health Organization of Ontario has a variety of resources and programs around mental health and addictions.
Krasman Centre: A resource for the community of York Region (Richmond Hill main location) and South Simcoe (Alliston satellite location) of the Central Local Health Integration Network. Provides drop-in services and peer support.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario: Offers many resources, services, information, venues and products designed to help people with learning disabilities and ADHD, as well as parents, teachers, and other professionals.
Mood Disorders Society of Ontario: Has lists of programs, support services, and focuses on family and client support.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation. (2007). When Something’s Wrong: Strategies for Employers. Toronto, ON: Author.
Demeter, S.L. & Andersson, G.B.J. (2003). Disability Evaluation (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby
Dorian, B.J. & Bender, A. (2010). Assessment of patients for insurance and disability. In D.S. Goldbloom (Ed.), Psychiatric Clinical Skills (rev. 1st ed.; pp. 277–292). Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Franche, R.L. & Krause, N. (2002). Readiness for return to work following injury or illness: Conceptualizing the interpersonal impact of health care, workplace, and insurance factors. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 12, 233–256.
Ontario Medical Association. (2007). Physician’s Guide to Third Party and Other Uninsured Services. Toronto, ON: Author.
Whiteford, H.A., Degenhardt, L., Rehm, J., Baxter, A.J., Ferrari, A.J., Erskine, H.E. Vos, T. (2013). Global burden of disease attributable to mental and substance use disorders: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet, 382, 1575–1586.
World Health Organization. (1980). International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps. Geneva, Switzerland: Author.
World Health Organization. (2001). International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Geneva, Switzerland: Author.
World Health Organization. (2018). Fact sheet: Depression.
About the Author
Ash Bender, MD, FRCPC, Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; consultant, Work, Stress and Health Program, CAMH, Toronto, ON