British Columbia Crisis Resources
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24 HOUR CRISIS LINES
Greater Vancouver • 604-872-3311
Howe Sound & Sunshine Coast • 1-866-661-3311
TTY • 1-866-872-0113
Online Service for Youth • www.YouthinBC.com
Online Service for Adults • www.CrisisCentreChat.ca
The Seniors’ Distress Line • 604-872-1234
Crisis Centre Chat Click Here Online chat is available from Noon to 1 AM in BC and Yukon Only
Alcoholics Anonymous Website –If you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or want to find A.A. near you, we can help.
Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada Website
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Website for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.
Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention Website We are the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, its Executive and Board, its members, friends, and supporters. We are Canadians who want to reduce suicide and its impact in Canada. We want to end the silence. We want to ease the suffering, to heal our communities and our neighbours, as we have healed ourselves. We are survivors of loss. Among us, we have lost children, parents, family member, neighbours, friends, patients. We want to end the silence and prevent others from experiencing such loss.
The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation (CCISF) Website is recognized charitable organization, assisting emergency personnel and communities involved in or exposed to critical incidents. With the revitalization of the CCISF, we have become one of the largest supporters of Emergency Services across Canada.
As a national organization, the purpose of the CCISF is to provide a national network of teams, trainers and resources that enable and enhance crisis response. The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation further recognizes the need not only to support our active duty emergency personnel but to also support and never forget the families and children of those members that have died in the Line of Duty or by Suicide
Canadian Health Recovery Centre Website – Our program challenges all the old assumptions about alcoholism and drug addiction. Despite treatment, many people continue to live broken lives plagued by cravings, anxiety, depression, relapses and suicide. The statistics are alarming and disheartening:
- 80 percent of treated alcoholics relapse after one year.
- Nearly 25 percent of deaths among those treated for chemical dependency are due to suicide.
- Each year, there are more addiction-related deaths than vehicle-related deaths.
Based on these statistics and we have made it our mission to build a treatment model that has a much higher success rate.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Website – Learn how to take care of your mental health. Get the facts about mental illness. Find help for yourself or others.
Anxiety from the Canadian Mental Health Association Website
Depression from the Canadian Mental Health Association Website
Suicide from the Canadian Mental Health Association Website
Canadian Psychological Association Website – People often access psychologists through local clinics and hospitals, upon referral from their family physicians, or upon the recommendation of friends, family members, religious leaders and teachers. Provincial and territorial associations of psychologists also often maintain referral services and can direct you to psychologists in your jurisdiction who work with problems such as yours. CPA maintains a listing of all the Provincial and Territorial Associations of Psychology.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Website is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
Addiction from the Canadian Association of Mental Health Website
Alcohol Abuse from the Canadian Association of Mental Health Website
Anxiety Disorders from the Canadian Association of Mental Health Website
Depression from the Canadian Association of Mental Health Website
Suicide from the Canadian Association of Mental Health Website
CONNECT for Mental Health Website is a not-for-profit peer support organization run by and for individuals who have been affected by mental illness. Together we provide support, education, and outreach to create a brighter legacy for mental health
Diakonos Retreat Society Website – Few people will experience the world of hurt that peace officers, firefighters, emergency services and military personnel face in their day-to-day role of protecting our society. The sights, sounds and situations that they face each day on our behalf takes a toll on their families and themselves.
Diakonos Retreat Society is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1997 that serves to strengthen peace officers, firefighters, emergency services and military personnel and their families by building legacies of hope, mutual respect, trust and longevity to withstand the challenges of their profession within the communities they serve. We are committed to “serving the servants, keeping them healthy and helping the hurting.
DrugRehab.com Website – an organization that provides answers to the questions that people have about addiction and substance abuse. Our website provides individuals with information to help them to overcome their illnesses, put addiction into the past, and to reclaim their lives.
eMentalHealth Website where you can find local resources, services, support and help for different mental health issues in your community.
e Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes. – See more at MentalHealthCommision
HeadsUpGuys.org- Website is a resource for supporting men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success.
Our team of clinicians, researchers, and mental health advocates bring together their expertise and personal experiences to provide you with this unique resource, HeadsUpGuys.
Heroes Get Help Through The Front Door Website – PTSD, Depression and Anxiety Anti-Stigma Campaign, First Responders and Traumatic Events: Normal Distress and Stress Disorders
War Horse Awareness Foundation Website
Honour House (B.C.) Website– Honour House provides a temporary home for our Canadian Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families while they travel to receive medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver Area.
Kids Help Phone Website
- Phone counselling
- Web counselling
- For ages 20 & under
- Free, 24/7
- Anonymous & Confidential
Mental Health Works Website is a nationally available program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) that builds capacity within Canadian workplaces to effectively address the many issues related to mental health in the workplace. Canada has just released a voluntary national standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace in January 2013.
Mental Illness Foundation Website – mission is threefold: promote mental health, raise awareness among the public of the importance to prevent mental illnesses and contribute to reduce the suffering of those affected.
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) Website has evolved to become one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record for forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada.
PTSD Centered NeuroTrophic Stimulation Therapy, PTSD treatment, Addiction Treatment Program (NTST) Website – A residential program for men, successful PTSD program for co-morbid conditions
Partners for Mental Health Website Don’t be afraid to reach out to get help if you think you need it. There’s no need to feel ashamed or uncomfortable. There are people across the country ready to help you, many of whom have been in circumstances like yours and can personally relate.
Plus Guidance Online Therapy Institute Website – Global On-line Therapy Access
PTSD Coach Online Website
Reason To Live Website – Provides information on suicide, how to cope with suicidal thoughts, as well as how to support a loved one that may be suicidal or who has lost someone to suicide. (Website)
Sheepdog Lodge Website
227 Cougar Point Road Canmore, Alberta T1W 1A1 -is a rustic log cabin retreat for Veterans and First Responders to reconnect and recuperate with their families and/or themselves. Veterans and First Responders that attend Sheepdog Lodge as guests are hosted by our Veteran or First Responder volunteers during their stay.
Suicide Prevention Guide for First Responders Website – The World Health Organization created a guide for first responders on how to prevent and intervene in suicide and how to recognize suicide risk factors.
Traumatology Institute Website – Online Training for Trauma Professionals – established to offer comprehensive client care, assessment, and treatment & professional training and consultation
Trauma Recovery Program Website