The Mood Disorders Association of BC is built around peer-run, self-help support groups, but also offers special language, faith-based and educational programs as well.
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MCFD is the provincial ministry holding the responsibility for the well-being of children and their healthy development. They are probably best known for providing child protection and supervising substitute care (like foster care and group homes), but also provide services for children with special needs, child and youth mental health, youth justice, and early childhood development programs and services.
Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Programs serve young people between the ages of 13 and 35 and their families, providing support, education and referral when they are struggling with early signs of psychosis.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is an American non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. Its web site is a good resource for information about ADD/ADHD, even though its services are only available in USA.
The BC Schizophrenia Society provides and promotes support to families of people with severe mental illness, public education, advocacy, and research.
SUCCESS is a multi-service agency with a mandate to promote the well-being of all Canadians and immigrants. Services are delivered in five major areas: social services, employment services, business & economic development services, training & education services, and health services. They also run a Chinese Help Line in Mandarin & Cantonese.
Peak House is a 10-week, co-ed residential program for youth (13-18) who are ready to challenge the effects of substance misuse in their lives. Provided by Pacific Youth & Family Services.
The Youth Centre is a drop?in centre in Millenium Place that hosts activities for youth 13?18, with games, internet access and much more.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre working to link children, youth and their families with appropriate resources in all areas of mental health and addictions. In addition, as spiritual successors to the Eating Disorder Resource Centre of BC, the centre also provides information and referrals to adults with eating disorders.
Directions Youth Services Centre is a drop-in centre for street-entrenched youth, with programs ranging up to 24 years old. Services include hot meals, showers, laundry, one-on-one workers, employability training and Dusk2Dawn, an evening peer support program.