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Posts Categorized: Mental Health

Ministry of Children & Family Development

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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.

British Columbian Schizophrenia Society

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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

Posted by & filed under Disordered Eating, Drugs, Alcohol & Addictions, Mental Health, Parenting, Resources.

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.

Canadian Mental Health Association

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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.