Links & Resources

Help Lines

Crisis Centre – 24 hour assistance for crisis & suicide prevention, by email or call 604-872-3311.

Youth In BC – 24 hour assistance for youths in crisis, by email or call 604-872-1811.

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

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.


Depression, Anxiety & Stress

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

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

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

Here to Help –  information on mental health and addictions.

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

Pacific Postpartum Support Society – information and support for Postpartum Depression.

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


Grief and Loss

The Grief Recovery Methods – An Action Program for Moving Beyond Loss

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

Grief Edu-Therapy™ Solutions – A Cognitive Behavioral process for healing grieving hearts


Women Issues and Parenting

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


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


Deaf and Hard of Hearing

BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

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

Family Network of Deaf Children

Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre

Western Institute for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing


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