• Mental Health Resources

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    Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre: Provides confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts of suicide. Call 604 872-3311 (Greater Vancouver), or toll-free 1 800 SUICIDE (784-2433), or visit: www.crisiscentre.bc.ca​

    Mental Health Digital Hub: A provincial website that provides information, services and education and awareness about mental health and substance use for adults, youth and children: www.gov.bc.ca/mentalhealth​

    Bounce Back: A free evidence-based program designed to help youth and adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood or stress, with or without anxiety. Bounce Back® teaches effective skills to help people improve their mental health. Call toll-free: 1 866 639-0522 or visit: www.bouncebackbc.ca​

    MindHealthBC: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Providence Health Care and community partners have created an online mental health counselling program. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health or substance use challenges, please visit the website for information and recommendations for further support in Vancouver, Richmond and other coastal communities: www.mindhealthbc.ca​

    Heretohelp: Provides information about managing mental illness and maintaining good mental health, including self-management resources and screening self-tests for wellness, mood, anxiety and risky drinking: www.heretohelp.bc.ca​

    Kids Help Phone: Kids Help Phone is a Canadian charitable organization that provides 24/7 free confidential professional online and telephone counselling and volunteer-led, text-based support in English and French to youth across Canada. Call a counsellor: 1-800-668-6868. www.kidshelpphone.ca

    Mental Health and COVID-19: A page run by the Conference Board of Canada dedicated to COVID-19 resources and information, including webinars and guidance surrounding mental health: www.conferenceboard.ca/insights/covid-19

    Taking Care of Your Mental Health: A page run by the Conference Board of Canada with useful links and guidance on mental health: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/mental-health.html

    Guidance Documents:

    Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression: Distributed by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
    Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak: Distributed by the World Health Organization
    Coronavirus: Managing Stress and Anxiety: Distributed by the Canadian Mental Health Association
    Taking Care of Your Mental Health (COVID-19): Distributed by the Public Health Agency of Canada