Mental health support and services matter — especially now as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our daily lives.
Many employees have returned to the workplace or are planning to do so soon after a long period of working remotely. Students have returned to school unsure of what the year will hold. Some people have reunited with friends and family while others continue to live in isolation.
The overall objective of World Mental Health Day — marked globally on October 10, 20221 — has been to raise awareness and provide an opportunity to empower people to look after their own mental health as well as provide support to others. The 2021 World Mental Health Day campaign provides an opportunity for us to come together and act together.
Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality. #WorldMentalHealthDay
We are here to help. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call:
Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line: 604-872-3311
Anywhere in BC 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433
Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789
Online Chat Service for Youth: www.YouthInBC.com (Noon to 1am)
Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca (Noon to 1am)
It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. Talking to people you trust can help. Reach out for support.