Mental Health and Suicide Services
S.A.F.E.R – (Suicide Attempt Follow-up Education & Research)
For Vancouver residents, provides counselling for individuals age 19 and over who have made a suicide attempt, are currently suicidal, or have suicidal ideation; also offers support and education for people who are concerned about the risk of suicide in a significant other or bereaved by a suicide death. Intake worker hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Call 604.875.4794.
Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Office
Offers a range of services and information for individuals and families affected by mental health issues. Check out The Living Life to the Full – self directed course that helps people learn skills to help tackle life’s problems.
Vancouver Coastal Health – Adult Mental Health
Serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community.
Aboriginal Wellness Program (AWP) – (Vancouver)
Provides urban Aboriginal/First Nations community members outpatient services that focus on wellness. Both Aboriginal healing ways and Western medical approaches are used in service delivery. Treatment is offered for people with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, residential school effects and for those struggling with addictions. Call 604-875-6601.
BC Schizophrenia Society
Provides information and support for individuals and families affected by schizophrenia.
Mood Disorders Association of BC
Provides support, education and hope of recovery for those living with a mood disorder or other mental illness. Mood disorders are any mental illness that affects ones mood.
Here to Help
A BC information resource on mental health and substance use issues.