Here To Help is a web site geared towards mental health and substance use information. It features a ton of up-to-date information on both, ideas & skills to help manage these issues, screening self-tests, and support in the form of their discussion forums or by email.
Posts Categorized: Mental Health
Richmond Youth Clinic provides free and confidential services to youth aged 13-21. Services include: birth control/ECP, STI testing, pregnancy testing/counseling, PAP testing, IUD insertion, mental health counseling and referral.
The North Shore Schizophrenia Society is a peer support organization, helping families whose relatives are struggling with any serious mental illness. Trained family volunteers provide counseling, information, education, advocacy and ongoing support in both the North Shore and Sea to Sky corridor.
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.
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.
The Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program serves young people with early psychosis who are between the ages of 13 to 35, and their families. South Fraser’s EPI Program has a solid web site full of information at www.PsychosisSucks.ca
The BC Schizophrenia Society provides and promotes support to families of people with severe mental illness, public education, advocacy, and research. Their Kids in Control Support Group Program gives information, education and support to children (8-13) who have a parent or older sibling with a serious mental illness.
Kelty 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.
Located in White Rock, BC, provides free and confidential health care for youths aged 12-21. General medical issues, sexual health (including free STI testing and free birth control) mental health assessments and referrals, as well as addictions assessments and counselling.
The CMHA is a nation-wide, charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. They do both public education and direct services. Both the BC and national web sites have a ton of information on mental health issues, links to resources and online discussions.