Depression Resource Library

How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use
Book/Audiobook
A cleverly written book, which -if followed- are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness; on the other hand, if you do the opposite, you may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere!

“I’m Fine” - Learning to Live with Depression
Video
In this TED Talk, a 31 year old vlogger shared his journey of how he managed his mental health through exercise, and connecting to the great outdoors and with others.

7 Things to Avoid When Depressed
Video
This short, animated video provides information and tips on how to cope with depression.

Togetherall
Website
A website that hosts around the clock support and mental health tools. It hosts a place for you to express yourself, connect with trained practitioners, offer and receive anonymous support, and do much more - at your own pace.

CCI Module for Depression
Self-Help Worksheet or Module
Here you can find information, worksheets, and a workbook that guides you through 9 modules for helping understand and improve experiences of depression.

Giving Voice to Depression
Podcast
This is an entire podcast created by a journalist and co-hosted with her sister, both who identify with depression and wanted to begin discussions about the topic in an informative and hopeful way. Scroll through or check out their "Review" episodes to find the ones that interest you!

Indigenous Student Mental Health and Well-Being Special Interest Group Resources List
Website
A resource list to key Indigenous organizations, tools and, media to enhance understanding and to support culturally safe practices that foster positive mental health and well-being; scroll through these resources to find what may be helpful in your search for grief support.

Good2Talk
Helpline
A free and confidential phone or textline specifically for post-secondary students who want professional counselling and information/referrals for mental health, addictions, and well-being; available 24/7/365.

Melancholia (2012)
Movie
The following Sci-Fi movie, starring Kirsten Dunst, was voted (by folks who experience depression) one of the most accurate representations of what it is like to live with depression. Mature content.

Mind Over Mood
Self-Help Worksheet or Module
This book is a self-directed Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) guide, including informative and reflective practices to help you take powerful steps to overcome depression and feel happier, calmer, and more confident

MoodTools - Depression Aid
App
A free, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) App for helping depression; includes information, therapy options, videos, guided meditations, and a safety plan ("BeSafe" section can be downloaded as a separate app if preferred) - check it out! Available in Google Play and the Apple App Store.

The Hilarious World of Depression
Podcast
This is an entire podcast that has frank, moving, and yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with depression. Scroll through the episodes to find the ones that interest you!