Publications

Items posted here are for informational purposes only. CARMHA, its staff, and Simon Fraser University assume no liability for how the content is used.

  • Family Physician Guide for Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Early Psychosis, and Substance Use Disorders
    2007

    Ellen Anderson,
    Dan Bilsker,
    Holden Chow,
    Lisa Dive,
    Tom Ehmann,
    Laura Hanson,
    Shimi Kang,
    Steve Mathias,
    Erin Michalak,
    Sarah Newth,
    Joti Samra,
    Sharita Shah,
    Carolina Vidal

    Guidelines and publications have been developed by many groups and organizations relevant to depression, anxiety disorders, early psychosis, and substance use disorders. However, the existing documents have been issued through a wide variety of sources and consequently it is difficult for clinicians to have a clear, easily accessible source of information that addresses these areas of clinical care.
  • Coping with Suicidal Thoughts: A Resource for Patients
    2007

    Joti Samra,
    Dan Bilsker

    Coping with Suicidal Thoughts is intended for individuals who are currently experiencing suicidal ideation and/or have had a plan or made an attempt to hurt themselves. The document is designed to offer resources, information, support, and practical steps to help cope with suicidality.
  • A Conceptual Framework for the Evaluation of System–Level Mental Health Initiatives
    2007

    Elliot M. Goldner MD MHSc FRCPC,
    Dan Bilsker PhD RPsych,
    Alice W. Chen PhD,
    Carol E. Adair MSc, PhD,
    Craig Mitton MSc, PhD

    This document describes a process framework to address the issues in the process undertaken in system-level evaluations of mental health initiatives. System-level evaluation seeks to understand and measure the impact of interventions on multiple programs or total populations, not merely the outcome of one particular program. The framework was developed using the findings of a systematic literature review and in consultation with experts and stakeholders in Alberta.
  • End of Life in Dementia Care: Research Evidence to Support the Provincial Dementia Service Framework
    2007

    Penny MacCourt

    Mental health problems have a powerful and expanding impact in the workplace. To foster a pragmatic integrated approach to workplace mental health in Canada, the Workforce Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada commissioned CARMHA to create a resource to assist employers in this pursuit. for employers. The Action Guide consists of an overall framework encompassing a set of practical, evidence-informed and scalable actions that employers – small & large, public & private – can undertake in order to improve employees’ psychological health and safety.
  • Working With the Client Who is Suicidal: A Tool for Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services
    2007

    Joti Samra,
    Lynda Monk,
    Jennifer White,
    Elliot Goldner

    Working With the Client Who is Suicidal: A Tool for Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services provides an overview of recommended practices in assessing and treating suicidal behaviour in adults.
  • Working with the Suicidal Patient: A Guide for Health Care Professionals
    2007

    Dan Bilsker, Joti Samra

    Working with the Suicidal Patient: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, is a useful tool for assessment and management of suicidality for providers without a mental health background, including those that may be working in an acute care/emergency setting.
  • Depression & Work Function: Bridging the Gap Between Mental Health Care & the Workplace
    2005

    Dan Bilsker,
    Merv Gilbert,
    T Larry Myette,
    Chris Stewart-Patterson

    This document reviews many of the current clinical and workplace issues associated with this complex disorder and provides a framework for an integrated and comprehensive approach to managing depression in the workplace.
  • Dealing With Depression: Antidepressant Skills for Teens
    2005

    Dan Bilsker,
    Merv Gilbert,
    David Worling,
    Jane Garland

    Dealing with Depression is a workbook for teens that explains depression and teaches three main antidepressant skills you can use to help overcome or prevent it.
  • Mental Disorder, Substance Use and Criminal Justice Contact
    2005

    Julian M. Somers,
    James R. P. Ogloff,
    A. Murray Ferguson,
    Michael R. Davis

    In May 2003, the Minister of State for Mental Health brought together representatives from Ministry of Health Services (MOHS), Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), Ministry of Attorney General (MAG) and the Ministry for Public Safety and Solicitor General (MPSSG) to address the prevalence of people with mental and substance use disorders who are involved in the justice system. The result was a cross-ministry commitment to develop a report about mentally disordered offenders in the justice system in order to identify the high priority and long-term issues for this population and provide recommendations to address these concerns.
  • Antidepressant Skills Workbook
    2005

    Dan Bilsker,
    Randy Paterson

    The Antidepressant Skills Workbook gives an overview of depression, explains how it can be effectively managed according to the best available research, and gives a step-by-step guide to changing patterns that trigger depression.
  • Telehealth Handbook
    2003

    Dr. Julian Somers, 
    Mr. James Coyle

    The Centre for Telehealth (CT@M) Handbook is a resource for the growing number of people working in the field of telehealth, with a particular focus on applications in the area of mental health and addictions. It is intended to provide Site Coordinators and others with practical information, guidelines, and forms for clinical and evaluation purposes.
  • Minimizing Damage - Maximizing Outcomes: The Importance of Early & Effective Treatments for Psychosis
    2001


    This brochure was produced in 1999-2000 as part of the Early Psychosis Initiative. It is an information tool designed to help educate health practitioners, mental health professionals and the general public on the importance of early intervention and effective treatments for people suffering from psychosis.
  • Aboriginal Mental Health - What Works Best
    2001

    Vicki Smye,
    Mr. Bill Mussell

    In July 1999, the first meeting of the Aboriginal Mental Health Committee was held at the Longhouse, UBC . This discussion paper represents the discussions of the Committee's working group based on their viewpoints and the literature available in the area of Aboriginal Mental Heath.
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy - Guidelines for Health Authorities in British Columbia
    2000


    This manual contains the core information necessary for healthcare providers and frontline responders to work within the context of mental health emergencies.
  • Early Psychosis Guide for Physicians
    2000


    Two booklets were developed as educational resources for professionals who are in a position to assess and treat individuals with early psychosis. Both booklets are similar in content and include information on first-episode psychosis, assessment issues and treatment strategies.
  • Emergency Mental Health Educational Manual
    2000

    Alice Chan,
    Joseph A. Noone

    This manual contains the core information necessary for healthcare providers and frontline responders to work within the context of mental health emergencies.
  • Early Identification of Psychosis: A Primer
    2000


    This document is an educational resource concerning the early identification of psychosis. Primary topics addressed include: an outline of the importance of early intervention; signs and symptoms of psychosis; and strategies for recognizing psychosis.
  • Early Psychosis Guide for Mental Health Clinicians
    1999


    Two booklets were developed as educational resources for professionals who are in a position to assess and treat individuals with early psychosis. Both booklets are similar in content and include information on first-episode psychosis, assessment issues and treatment strategies.