Online Mental Health
Kelty’s Key is a source for online therapy. Get tailored treatment from an online therapist, or work on your own with their self-help resources. With Kelty’s Key, getting the help you need is flexible and accessible. They are publicly funded by Vancouver Coastal Health, making all their services 100% free.
Reproductive Mental Health
The BC Reproductive Mental Health Program is part of BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
In particular, they assess and treat women who are pregnant, postpartum, and with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) (PMDD treatment is limited to a one-time group educational session).
Here, you’ll find a resource of simple, step-by-step instructions on how to deal with symptoms related to specific anxiety disorders as well as general strategies — such as how to get a good night’s sleep or how to deal with uncertainty in your daily life. Canadian Mental Health Association
Depression: Self Management Resources
• Antidepressant Skills Workbook – a self-help workbook developed at the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addiction at Simon Fraser University.
Free download available from:
• BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information – provides Mental Disorders, Depression, and Anxiety Disorders Toolkits website: www.mentalhealthaddictions.bc.ca
• Chronic Disease Self-Help Management Program – a patient education program offered in communities throughout British Columbia, which teaches practical skills on managing chronic health problems www.coag.uvic.ca/cdsmp
BC Guidelines.ca: Depression: Resource Guide for Physicians (2013) Self-Management Resources
• Mood Disorders Association of BC – telephone 604-873-0103.
• MoodGYM – a free Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy intervention (CBT) moodgym.anu.edu.au
• Bounce Back – a free evidence-based program to help adults experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety resulting from stress or other life events. Requires practitioner referral.
Note: Some patients, especially those with more severe symptoms, may not be able to take advantage of self-management while acutely ill but is recommended as treatment in the maintenance phase.
Resources for Psychological Treatment in BC
• Psychiatrists by referral.
• Private psychologists, particularly those with CBT training. The BC Psychological Association (604-730-0522)
www.psychologists.bc.ca operates a referral service.
• Ambulatory psychiatric clinics, day programs at hospitals, or community mental health centers.
• Changeways – a best-practice, group-based psychoeducational program for depression, offered in a number of hospitals and community health centers throughout the province www.changeways.com Suicide Prevention and Crisis Support
• The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia – provides local crisis center phone numbers.
Distress Line Numbers: BC-wide: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Greater Vancouver: 604-872-3311
Toll-free: Lower Mainland & Sunshine Coast: 1-866-661-3311
Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234