May 10: Nominations are now open for the Faces of Mental Ilness Campaign. more details... (PDF)
Apr 25: Bell announces Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk, a national bicycle tour by Clara Hughes in support of mental health that begins in March 2014 and spans more than 100 days, 12,000 kilometres and every province and territory of Canada. The ride culminates on Canada Day, July 1 2014, in Ottawa. Website | News Release (EN) (FR)
Apr 8: CAMIMH announces the winners of the Champions of Mental Health Award.s for 2013 Join the celebrations at the 2013 Champion's Gala on May 6. Tickets from CAMIMH. Newsrelease. Email. Gala Details: May 6, 2013 Chateau Laurier, Ottawa. Reception: 5:30pm; Dinner & Awards 7pm More details. | Photos of Event
Mar 15: Emily Maguire seeking sponsorships to help her release her new album "Bird in a Cage". Emily provided the antham song for the Defeat Depression Campaign. More details about her new album
Feb 15: The first edition of CSA Z1003/BNQ 9700-803, Psychological health and safety in the workplace - Prevention, promotion, and guidance to staged implementation is now available. More details.
Jan 21: "52 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally" was released on "Blue Monday". Written by Toronto Psychotherapist Nicole McCance. Link to publisher | Link to Nicole's site
Jan 8: Mark your calendar for the Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference to be held in Montreal on June 27 and 28, 2013. More details at shared-care.ca
May 24: MDSC E-News now available!
May 7: “Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act” Will Set Back Mental Health without Increasing Public Safety more
May 6: 2013 Champion's Gala more
Apr 26: The Countdown is On! Just 1 month until Defeat Depression Weekend in Canada. Register for an event in your community | Plan your own activitiy wherever you are!
Apr 22: MDSC had an interview on the "Family Caregivers Unite" show with Dr. Gordon Atherley. The topic was "Family Caregivers Help us Defeat Depression". Listen now! Also December episode called "Mood Disorders, Stigmatization and Family Caregiving"
Mar 22. MDSC is partnering with Conference Board of Canada on the upcoming Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2013 Conference. Tues Jn 18 - Wed Jn 19 2013. The Old Mill Inn, Toronto, ON. Conference Website
The province of B.C. reorganized the planning and delivery of health services on a regional basis with local health authorities being responsible for the planning and coordination of mental health services.
- Northern Health Authority
- Interior Health Authority
- Vancouver Island Health Authority
- Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
- Fraser Health Authority
- Provincial Health Services Authority
Here to Help
Although this guide is quite dated, it is a comprehensive listing of the types of supports and services helpful to people with mental health problems and can serve as a reference for what is available.
Simply dial 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to connect with registered health professionals specially trained to provide confidential health information and advice on the telephone. Nurses are available 24 hours daily, pharmacists are available between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 a.m and dietitians from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Mon-Fri.
Toll Free 24 Hour Health Line: Dial 8-1-1
Deaf and hearing-impaired: Dial 7-1-1
Translation Services available in over 130 languages
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
This site provides a listing of physicians accepting patients by location.
Mood Disorders Association B.C.
This link will connect you to the Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia. Built on the principles of self-help this organization provide information, education and support to people with mood disorders and their families.
BC Self Help
Self-Help Resource Association of BC
306 - 1212 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V1
Self Help Resource Centre of B.C. has an online listing of province wide self help resources including support groups for mood and anxiety disorders.
British Columbia Psychological Association
This site offers a referral service by specialty and a description of services provided by psychologists.
Canadian Mental Health Association of British Columbia
1111 Melville St., Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 3V6
Toll Free: 800.555.8222
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