Are you in crisis? You probably know what to do, but just to remind you…reach out to someone you know, phone 911, go to your hospital emergency department, or contact a crisis line at:
- BC Crisis Line: 604-872-3311 / Toll Free: 1-866-661-3311 / TTY: 1-866-872-0113
- Senior’s Distress: 604-872-1234
- 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433 Or chat online at https://crisiscentre.bc.ca
- Up to 30 years old? Chat at http://youthspace.ca OR Text to 778-783-0177 Responses 6pm and midnight
My caveat/disclaimer: Although I have reviewed these resources, I did not create them and do not continuously monitor them. I have only included resources I believe to be reliable, but given the nature of the internet, these links or their information may be changed without my knowledge. …so, always read critically, consult with your healthcare provider before making changes to your healthcare plan…and, if you are in crisis, you probably already know to look for help (911, hospital emergency, crisis line 1-800-784-2433) and reach out to someone.
BC 211 – Nonprofit providing information and referral for community, government and social services in BC.
Kelty’s Key – A website created by Vancouver Coastal Health. Kelty’s Key is a free and confidential online cognitive behavioral therapy service that can provide you with the support you need to feel better.
Mood Gym – Moodgym is an online self-help program out of Australia. Designed to help users prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is like an interactive, online self-help book which teaches skills based on cognitive behaviour therapy. Small yearly cost.
Anxiety Canada – Anxiety Canada (formerly Anxiety BC) is a non-profit organization, offering free information about anxiety. It has lots of great evidence-based, self-help resources, developed by psychologists.
Canadian Mental Health Association – Mental health information and listings of BC resources
AIMS (Anger and Irritability Management Skills) – Free online program
Mindfulness meditation for pain relief by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Depression and Anxiety
Anxiety Canada – Anxiety Canada (formerly Anxiety BC) is a non-profit organization with lots of great evidence-based, self-help resources, developed by psychologists.
Canadian Mental Health Association – produces a free depression and anxiety treatment program called Bounce Back. Available to residents of BC (also available in places such as Ontario and Manitoba). Ask your family physician for a referral or phone, email or register online yourself.
Bounce Back: 1-866-639-0522 / firstname.lastname@example.org /
Mindfulness based stress reduction – Great resource for free, guided, mindfulness recordings
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pacific Postpartum Society – Are you feeling sad, overwhelmed, anxious during pregnancy or after the birth or adoption of a child?
CEMCOR (Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research) – ovulation and ovulation disturbances.