Talk to a family member
Sometimes, people just don’t feel well. But if you don’t feel well more than sometimes, it may be helpful to talk to someone about it. Read more about who you can talk to, and how to talk to them.
Talk to your doctor
You can talk to your doctor if you don’t feel well. When you talk to your doctor for any reason, they need to understand what you’re experiencing before they can help. Read more about how to talk to your doctor.
Talk to someone on the phone right now
Kids Help Phone / Jeunesse J’ecoute (across Canada)
Call 1-800-668-6868. Kids Help Phone counsellors are there to listen, help you figure out what to do next and connect you to help in your community. It’s free, anonymous, confidential and available 24/7.
BC Crisis Line (in BC)
Call 310-6789 (no area code). Crisis lines can help when you’re really upset or scared, but you can also call if you just need to talk with someone. They can also connect you to help in your community. It’s free, anonymous, confidential and available 24/7.
1-800-SUICIDE (in BC)
Call 1-800-SUICIDE. It stands for 1-800-784-2433. They are trained to help people experiencing really hard or upsetting feelings, like if you feel like you want to end your life.
KUU-US Crisis Line
Call toll-free at 1-800-588-877 or call the youth line directly at 250-723-2040. KUU-US provides culturally safe support by and for First Nations and Indigenous Peoples, available 24/7.
Talk to someone online
Youth in BC
Visit www.youthinbc.com to chat with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre. They’re online from noon until 1:00 am.
Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division
To contact us at CMHA BC, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are not a crisis service but we know the system well and will respond within 3 business days.
Read mental health information online
Find help in your community
Your School Counsellor
School counsellors are there to help students like you! Your school counsellor can help you work through a problem or difficulty, and they can help you find other resources outside of school.
Mental Health Organizations
HeretoHelp – Mental Health and Substance Use Information You Can Trust
Visit www.heretohelp.bc.ca for fact sheets and other useful information. You can learn more about depression and other problems, read stories and connect with others who are dealing with depression. There are three small booklets to help you with depression: dealing with a diagnosis of depression (when your doctor says you have depression), working with your doctor, and preventing relapse of depression.
Anxiety Canada—Information and resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders. To get in touch, visit www.anxietycanada.com
BC Schizophrenia Society—Information about psychosis and schizophrenia. They have offices and programs across BC. To get in touch, visit www.bcss.org.
Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division—Information and resources about many different mental health concerns. They have offices and programs across BC. To get in touch, visit www.cmha.bc.ca or call 1-800-555-8222.
Family Smart—Information and resources for families dealing with mental health difficulties in young people. To get in touch, visit www.familysmart.ca or call 1-855-887-8004.
Mind Your Mind—a community for younger people who are learning to take charge of their mental health. You can read stories and interviews, learn more about mental health, check out a toolbox of skills and find resources. You can find them at www.mindyourmind.ca.
Mood Disorders Association of BC—for people who have depression and other mood problems. They have support groups and other programs to help people across BC. To find a group in your community, visit their website at www.mdabc.net or call 604-873-0103.