Phone Help Lines and Websites
Need help identifying some of your challenges and prevent them from becoming more serious? Visit mindcheck.ca, a teen and young adult-focused interactive tool where visitors can check out how they’re feeling and connect to get support early and quickly.
Below are some resources that can assist you in better understanding what’s going on for you. They can also direct you to resources in your community if you decide you need more help.
CONNECT BEFORE CRISIS
The Mental Health Support and Information Line (310-6789) provides 24/7 suppo
PREFER TO CHAT ONLINE?
Youth in BC is an online resource where youth in distress can get help by having a real-time online chat with a trained volunteer. Available from noon to 1:00 a.m. every day. You can also get email support from the Crisis Centre’s professional staff by emailing [email protected]
LOOKING FOR PEER SUPPORT?
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides information and support to BC children, youth and their families on mental health and substance use issues. The Centre offers peer support to youth and parents and to individuals struggling with eating disorders so that they can find the resources they need to make informed decisions and gain access to appropriate services.
The Centre is located at Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and is a free resource for all BC youth and families. It is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.