Mental Health Resources

24 HOUR CRISIS SUPPORTS:

  • Helpline for Youth: 310-1234  (no area code required)
  • Vernon Crisis Line: 1-888-353-CARE  (2273)
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
  • Kidshelpphone.ca – web chat
  • Crisis Text Line: (text HOME to 686868)
  • Mental Health Support: 310-6789  (no area code required)
  • Suicide: 1-800-SUICIDE  (784-2433)
  • Youth in BC: 1-866-661-3311
  • youthinbc.com for live chat
  • Child Welfare Worker 24hrs: 1-800-663-9122 (in need of shelter/food)

WEB-BASED SUPPORTS

ANXIETY CANADA

www.anxietycanada.com

Anxiety Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness and promote the education of anxiety disorders.  There is an entire section dedicated to youth, tips for parents of all ages, and a wealth of helpful information!  Topics include: Anxiety 101      How to Chill, Facing Fears      Healthy Habits, Thinking Right, Common Problems (test anxiety, fear of needles, trouble sleeping, panic attacks, etc.)

BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

https://keltymentalhealth.ca/ 

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre helps families navigate the mental health system, listens and offers peer support, and connects them to resources and tools. ​Check out the website for lots of supports.

MyGrief.ca

https://mygrief.azurewebsites.net/

 

Losing someone is hard. Mygrief.ca will help you understand and work through your grief. It was developed by families and grief experts and there are stories from people who have “been there.” BC programs and services also linked to this website

QMUNITY

https://qmunity.ca/

What happens when LGBTQ/2S folks searching for community come together to meet, guide, and support each other.

Family Smart

Toll free 1-(855)-887-8004
www.familysmart.ca
email: info@familysmart.ca

Helps families and youth navigate mental health support systems in our community.

SOGI 1 2 3

https://www.sogieducation.org/

SOGI 1 2 3 helps educators make schools inclusive and safe for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). At a SOGI-inclusive school, students’ gender does not limit their interests and opportunities, and their sexual orientation and how they understand and express their gender are welcomed without discrimination.

APP BASED SUPPORTS

(Download Apps onto your personal device)

DESTRESSIFY APP
(stress relief app)
Addresses 5 areas of stress prevention: Practices for calming the mind, emotional balance, relaxation, energizing exercises, and achieving joy.
HEADSPACE APP
(mindfulness)
Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. We’ll teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.
INSIGHT TIMER APP Home to thousands of free guided meditations on topics such as self-compassion, nature and stress.
MINDSHIFT APP This App is from Anxiety BC and is the #1 psycho-educational app in the WORLD right now! Designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.  This App includes strategies to help you take charge of your anxiety.