Resources

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

 

Resources
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.

 

General

Langley Mental Health

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

 

Anger Management

AIMS (Anger and Irritability Management Skills) – Free online program 

 

Chronic Pain

BC pain resources and a free online pain management program

App to help those dealing with chronic pain

Mindfulness meditation for pain relief by Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Depression and Anxiety

What is depression?

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 / bounceback@cmha.bc.ca

 

Insomnia

Great books to help with working on better sleep

 

Mindfulness

Mindfulness based stress reduction – Great resource for free, guided, mindfulness recordings

Mindfulness meditation for pain relief by Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

International OCD foundation – Great information regarding OCD and evidence-based treatments…including info for families

 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

Great information regarding posttraumatic stress disorder and evidence-based treatments

 

Parenting Resources

Pacific Postpartum Society – Are you feeling sad, overwhelmed, anxious during pregnancy or after the birth or adoption of a child?

Reproductive Mental Health at BC Children’s Hospital

Parenting support phone program provided in BC

Is my teenager the only difficult one! (By Alan Kazdin)

Books:

The Everyday Parenting Toolkit

The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child

Your Defiant Child by Russell Barkley

Your Defiant Teen by Russell Barkley

Online course:

Everday Parenting. The ABCs of childrearing by Alan Kazdin

 

Health

CEMCOR (Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research) – ovulation and ovulation disturbances. 

Perimenopause and mental health

Men’s Health Foundation