…you already know everything in your body is connected, so it will probably make sense to you that health and mental health are practically inseparable…
…poor mental health puts you at risk for poor physical health and vice versa…
First Nations Health Resources in BC
Indigenous Primary Care Clinics
QMUNITY “personal support for queer, trans, and Two-Spirit people of all ages to live healthier, happier lives.”
Pflag Canada “a Canadian charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children.”
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) American organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments.
CEMCOR (Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research) Women’s health resources for all things related to menstruation, ovulation and menopause
CEMCOR (Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research) Perimenopause and mental health
All Vulvas are Beautiful Celebrating Vulva Diversity
Public Health Agency of Canada Just for You – Men. Online health resources on Men’s Health Issues.
Chronic Health Issues
Self Management Programs for individuals dealing with CANCER, DIABETES and OTHER CHRONIC CONDITIONS. These programs are six-week workshops to help people better manage their symptoms and their daily lives. Check the website for location near you.
Oasis Clinic (Vancouver Coastal Health) Free online classes for management of OSTEOARTHRITIS
Canadian Psychological Association Psychology Works Fact Sheets regarding Chronic Health Conditions and Chronic Pain
Mindfulness Based CANCER Recovery “an evidence-based scientifically tested and internationally-recognized mindfulness training program for cancer patients and their support network. It follows a 9-week, group-based training program.”
Traumatic Brain Injury
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Guidelines for concussion & traumatic brain injury
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Sleep issues in Brain Injury, including assessment and treatment
Chuck Jung & Associates Pro bono counseling for individuals dealing with traumatic brain injury and have no other funding
My caveat/disclaimer: These resources are not a substitute for professional advice. I have reviewed these resources, BUT I did not create them and do not continuously monitor them. I only include 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.