Mental Wellness Resources

Local Distress/ Emergency Contacts

Depression Self Help Resources

Anxiety Self Help Resources

Relationship Enhancement

  • How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It” Dr. Patricia Love
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” Dr. John M. Gottman
  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts” Dr. Gary Chapman
  • For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men” Shaunti Feldhahn
  • For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women” Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn
  • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful” Janis Abrahms Spring

Addiction in General

Gambling Specific Self Help Resources


  • Don’t Leave It To Chance: A Guide for Families of Problem Gamblers”, Federman, Drebing, & Krebs
  • She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction”, Mary Sojourner
  • Born to Lose: Memoirs of a Compulsive Gambler”, Bill Lee


Fold em is a podcast hosted by the counsellors in the BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program, through the Gambling Problem Help website. Whether you are looking at stopping or scaling back your own gambling or supporting a loved one with a problem, this podcast will help you take back control. Hear from gamblers who have been through it and get tips from counsellors. There is a way out from the hold gambling has on your life. Fold em can help get you there:


Online (free) Problem Gambling Handbooks/Workbooks

Problem Gambling Online Forums/Discussion Group

Internet Gambling Blocking Programs

Self Help Addiction Workbooks

Resources For Those Affected By An Addicted Loved One

Special Interest

  • Life With Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent” Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring
  • Fatherloss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads” Neil Chethik
  • The Highly Sensitive Person” Dr. Elaine Aron
  • Kids are Worth It” Barbara Coloroso
  • Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health & Happiness” Dr. Fred Luskin :
  • Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriend and the New Realities of Girl World” Rosalind Wiseman
  • The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander” Barbara Coloroso
  • Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy” Dr. Francine Shapiro (EMDR = Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing Therapy)
  • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction” Dr. Patrick Carnes