Friday, 26 November 2021, 8:45 PM
Site: CAMH External Courses
Course: Youth Wellness Quest (YWQ)
Glossary: Glossary
A

Accommodations

Accommodations are supports that help remove any barriers and allow a person to participate however they seem fit.

Active ingredient

The medical ingredient that allows the medicine to have an effect in the body. An example of an active ingredient is ibuprofen, which has a brand name of Advil.


Advocacy agencies

Agencies that can support you and teach you how to advocate for your care and your rights.


Advocate for yourself

Expressing your views and wishes and standing up for your rights.


D

Diagnosis

After your service provider finishes a mental health assessment, they will understand how you are feeling and get a sense of what may be causing those feelings.


E

Eligibility requirements

Sometimes, service providers will only see people who fit in a certain group. For example, you may have to be in a certain age group, such as 12 to 18 years old, or you may have to live in the same area as the service, etc.


H

Harm reduction techniques

Rather than completely stopping a harmful activity/substance, harm reduction strategies aim to provide many options that reduce the harms the activity may have.


I

Inpatient

Sometimes called a residential program. The word “inpatient” refers to someone who is getting help from a hospital-based program and is admitted/staying at to the hospital. This involves a higher level of support for people to feel safe, manage their symptoms and receive treatment.

M

Mental health assessment

A mental health assessment can help your service provider understand the way you think, feel, reason and remember. The service provider will ask you a series of questions and perform a physical exam to get a picture of your emotional well-being.

O

Outpatient

Someone who is getting help from a hospital-based program but is not admitted/staying at the hospital. The term is used widely, even outside of the hospital.