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To speak with someone immediately, please call or text 9-8-8. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alternatively, call Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1‑888-494-3888, KUU-US Crisis Line Society at 1-800-588-8717, Trans Lifeline at 1-877-330-6366 or 911.

Counselling / Psychology / Mental Health


The following information is neither a comprehensive list nor a substitute for professional advice. It is general information only that may or may not reflect my position.


Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service 604-660-9382 / 1-800-663-1441
Adult Children of Alcoholics   
Center for Motivation & Change

Island Health Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use
Narcotics Anonymous 
Opioids - A Survivor's Guide

Overdose Prevention and Response

Problem Gambling
Sex Addicts Anonymous
SMART Recovery
Specialized Youth Detox (SYD)

Substance Drug Checking

Toward the Heart - BCCDC Harm Reduction Services


Answers to Your Questions about Panic Disorder
Anxiety, Sadness May Increase on Anniversary of a Traumatic Event
Anxiety Canada
Beyond Worry: How Psychologists Can Help With Anxiety Disorders
Kelty Mental Health
Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)
Foundry Victoria

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADDitude Magazine
ADHD in Adults
ADHD Rating Scales Online
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH
Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC)

Crisis and Suicide

Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention (24 hr.) 604-872-3311
S.A.F.E.R. (Suicide Attempt Follow-Up, Education, & Research) 604-675-3985
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First

Victoria Child, Youth & Family Mental Health Referral

Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1‑888-494-3888


Bipolar Disorder News
Depression & How Therapy Can Help
Depression Hurts
Depression Screening

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Freedom From Fear

What Causes Depression?

Developmental Disorders

Autism Canada
Autism Speaks Canada

Autism & Neurodevelopment

Cambridge University Autism Research Centre (ARC)
Embrace Autism

National Insitute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) - Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Disordered Eating

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous

Eating Disorder Hope

Island Health Eating Disorders Treatment

Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention & Awareness Program

Kelty Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)

Overeaters Anonymous

Provincial Adult Tertiary Eating Disorders Program

Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children and Adolescents

The Looking Glass Foundation

Grief and Loss

BC Bereavement Helpline 604-738-9950 / 1-877-779-2223

BC Council for Families

Bereaved Families of Ontario

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association - National Directory of Hospice Palliative Care Services

Canadian Virtual Hospice

Caregiving Resources

Compassionate Friends



Living Through Loss

The Center for Complicated Grief

The Family Caregivers of British Columbia

Teens and Death

Victoria Hospice (n.d.). Grief: Coping with challenges.



EGALE Canada Human Rights Trust
Family Services of Greater Vancouver - LGBT Service Options
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Health Initiative for Men (HiM)

Mindfulness Meditation

BC Association for Living Mindfully (BCalm)


Mindfulness meditation: A research-proven way to reduce stress

Self-Compassion Guided Practices  - Dr. Kristin Neff

Stop, Breathe & Think
Take a Chill – Stressed Teens
Tara Brach - Guided Meditations

The Free Mindfulness Project

The Mindfulness App

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) - OCD
Beyond OCD

International OCD Foundation
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - OCD
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Personality Disorders

American Psychiatric Association (APA) - Personality Disorders
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - Personality Disorders
MedlinePlus - Personality Disorders - Personality Disorders
Rethink Mental Illness - Personality Disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

AnxietyBC - PTSD
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) - PTSD
Information on PTSD for Refugees & New Immigrants
National Center for PTSD
PTSD Association of Canada

Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

Battered Women’s Support Services 604-687-1867
BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse 604-682-6482
BC Women’s Hospital Sexual Assault Service
Cridge Centre for the Family
Directions Youth Services Centre 604-633-1472
Helpline for Children (24 hr.) 310-1234

Island Women Against Violence
Men's Therapy Centre
Pacific Centre Family Services Association
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse

Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre

Victoria Women’s Transition House

VictimLink (24 hr.) 1-800-563-0808

Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) Crisis Line

1-877-392-7583 / 604-255-6344


American Psychological Association (APA) - Stress Management
Centre for Studies on Human Stress (CSHS)
The American Institute of Stress

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