Links & Resources

Help Lines

Crisis Centre – 24 hour assistance for crisis & suicide prevention, by email info@crisiscentre.bc.ca or call 604-872-3311.
www.crisiscentre.bc.ca

Youth In BC – 24 hour assistance for youths in crisis, by email youthinbc@crisiscentre.bc.ca or call 604-872-1811.
www.youthinbc.com

BC Bereavement Helpline – help for those coping with grief.  Call 604-738-9950.
www.bcbereavementhelpline.com

Victim Link BC – 24 hour help for victims or witness of any crime and crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.
Call 1-800-563-0808.
www.victimlinkbc.ca

 

Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Anxiety BC – a online awareness and information for help with anxiety and panic.
www.anxietybc.com

Mood Disorders Association of BC – information on living with depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders.
www.mdabc.net

Depression Hurts BC – online information to help those with depression.
www.depressionhurts.ca

Here to Help –  information on mental health and addictions.
www.heretohelp.bc.ca

Kelty Resource Centre – a provincial site with mental health resources for families.
www.bcmhas.ca

Pacific Postpartum Support Society – information and support for Postpartum Depression.
www.postpartum.org

Mindful Living – individual, group and workshops on mindful-based cognitive behaviour therapy and stress reduction.
www.mindful-living.ca

 

Grief and Loss

The Grief Recovery Methods – An Action Program for Moving Beyond Loss
www.griefrecoverymethod.com

The Compassionate Friend of Canada – nonprofit support for families whose child died from any cause.
www.tcfcanada.net

Grief Edu-Therapy™ Solutions – A Cognitive Behavioral process for healing grieving hearts
www.edutherapysolutions.com

 

Women Issues and Parenting

Healthy Families BC – website featuring healthy lifestyle and physical activities for your family.
www.healthyfamiliesbc.com

Parenthood
www.parenthood.com

Women’s Health Matters – Canadian website featuring women’s health, including pregnancy, menopause, diabetes, osteoporosis, sexual health, and many others.
www.womenshealthmatters.ca

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
www.bcaslpa.ca

Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf Blind Well-Being Program – a provincial mental health services for deaf,
hard of hearing and deaf-blind
www.deafwellbeing.vch.ca

Family Network of Deaf Children
www.fndc.ca

Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre
www.idhhc.ca

Western Institute for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
www.widhh.com

 

Recommended Reading

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Resorting the Wisdom of Your Body
Peter A. Levine

Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart
John Weiwood

The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition:
The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses

John W. James and Russell Friedman

Things might go terribly, horribly wrong – a guide to life liberated from anxiety
Kelly G. Wilson, PH.D. & Troy Dufrene