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Mental Health and Substance Use

There are a variety of different online resources for anyone to learn about mental health and supportive resources.  Listed below are a few websites that may be helpful. The list provided is not comprehensive, therefore if there is an area of information you are looking for and do not find, please feel free to contact us.

 

British Columbia Resources

Anxiety BC
BC Centre for Disease Control

BC Schizophrenia Society
Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre in BC

First Nations Health Authority – BC provincial service

Fraser Health – serves Abbotsford, Agassiz, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, Hope, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey and White Rock

Health Link BC – Mental Health
Here to Help – informative website about many different mental health illnesses and resources
Interior Health – serves Thompson Cariboo Shuswap, Okanagan, Kootenay Boundary and East Kootenay

Lookout Society – provides housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income who have few, if any, housing or support options
MindHealthBC – resources about many different mental health issues
Mood Disorders Association of BC
Northern Health – serves region of Peace River, Northern Rockies, Cariboo-Chilcotin, Fraser Fort George, Stuart-Nechako and North West

Phoenix Centre (Kamloops) – To promote an improved quality of life for individuals, families and community by providing, support, treatment, education, prevention; and advocacy to those impacted by problematic substance use through inpatient medically-supported withdrawal management, outpatient programming, outreach; and referral.
Phoenix Society (Surrey) – offer a meaningful and sustainable response to the problems of addiction and homelessness in the community
PHS Community Services Society – provide housing, service and advocacy to those poorly served in Vancouver, BC’s Downtown Eastside and in Victoria, BC.
Providence Health Care – provincial service

Spotslight on Mental Health – Peer Support Worker information is found here along with other resources
Stigma-Free Society (formerly Bipolar Disorder Society of BC)
Vancouver Coastal Health – serves Vancouver

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Canadian Resources

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada
Canadian Hearing Society Mental Health Guide
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention

Depression Hurts (Ontario) – informative website about Depression
Mood Disorders Society of Canada

American Resources

Mental Health America
Deaf Mental Health Services People Incorporated
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center – list of links
Addiction Treatment For The Disabled: Rehab Centers For The Deaf And Blind by Rehabcenter.net
Quit Smoking Community – peers-created community website
No Stigmas – peers-created mental health community website

International Resources

Buddy Project – Buddy Project, Inc. is a non-profit movement that aims to prevent suicide and self-harm by pairing people as buddies and raising awareness for mental health.