Mental Health Resources
Between sessions and need some additional support? Interested in learning more about yourself and your experiences? Here is a list of some of Laura’s favourite books and podcasts. If none of these are for you, please feel free to ask for other suggestions.
The Body Keeps Score – Bessel A. Van Kolk
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents –Lindsay C. Gibson
Origins of You – Vienna Pharaon
It Didn’t Start With You – Mark Wolynn
Emotional Inheritance – Galit Atlas
The Myth of Normal – Dr. Gabor Maté and Daniel Maté
What My Bones Know – Stephanie Foo
Was it Even Abuse? – Emma Rose Byham
Perinatal Mental Health and Parenthood
Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be – Becky Kennedy
Not Your Mother’s Postpartum Book – Caitlin Slavens and Chelsea Bodie
Matrescence – Lucy Jones
Beyond the Blues – Shoshana S. Bennett and Pec Indman
Raising a Secure Child – Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Ben Powell
If you are in crisis, please use the supports below
Here 24/7 is the local crisis telephone hotline and mobile crisis service.
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
Provides immediate crisis support and intervention for all genders who have experienced sexual violence as a child or adult.
High-quality, evidence-based, equitable suicide prevention and crisis support for everyone in Canada. Available 24/7 for calls and texts in English and French.
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre – St. Mary’s Hospital
Accessed through the Emergency Department of St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario or Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Ontario.