If you or someone you know is struggling, there are a number of mental health and substance use resources that can help.
Northern BC residents can get help immediately by contacting any one of the following: call 310Mental Health Support at 310-6789 for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health; call 1-800-784-2433 if you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts of suicide.
The KUU-US Crisis Response Service at 1-800-588-8717 provides culturally-aware crisis support for Indigenous peoples in B.C. The Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service at 1-800-663-1441 can help you find resources and support. The Northern Health Virtual Primary & Community Care Clinic at 1-844-645-7811 offers access to a family doctor or nurse practitioner, including for mental health needs. And if your employer offers an employee assistance program, we encourage you to reach out to those resources, as needed.
B.C. has several virtual mental health supports for anyone experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges, and you can find more information here.
- Calm (some content is free, need to create an account but a subscription service has a cost)
- Happify (free)
- HealthyMinds (Android and Apple available)
- Mindshift from Anxiety Canada (Android and Apple available)
- Mood Tracker (Android)
- Mood Tracker (Apple)