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Need urgent help?

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If you find yourself in need of immediate help, call Emergency Services – 911.

These are examples of situations that you should seek immediate help:

  • Thinking about ending your life or trying to end your life.
  • Feeling scared because you’re experiencing sensations that aren’t real and/or beliefs that can’t possibly be true.
  • Becoming unable to care for yourself, and it’s putting you at risk of serious harm.
  • Experiencing an alcohol or any other drug overdose.
  • Taking a dangerous combination of substances (like medications and alcohol).

You can also

  • call the crisis line at 1-800-784-2433
  • chat online with Kids Help Phone
  • SMS/Text Kids Help Phone by texting CONNECT to 686868, if you would like to stop the conversation text STOP

For other phone, chat or text support options, visit our Get Support section.

Bounce Back®: Reclaim Your Health (depression, stress and anxiety)

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If you’re 15 or older, have mild to moderate depression, or are struggling with stress or anxiety, BounceBack® can help. It’s free, confidential, and can be accessed from anywhere.

We all feel sad sometimes. But when feeling low, stressed out, worried, depressed, irritable, angry – or even nothing at all – gets to be too much, remember that you do have the power to change how you feel.

Choose what’s best for you from our 3 platforms. Your journey, your pace.

BounceBack® Coaching

Want someone to cheer you on? Work with one of our trained BounceBack® coaches, who will help you learn skills to improve your mental health in up to 6 phone sessions. You pick the topics you want to work on from our 9 booklets and your coach supports and encourages you along the way. Think of it as having a personal guide through the program.

Coaching is available in English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese or Punjabi.

BounceBack® Online

Prefer to work on your own? No problem! Use our online program to learn at your own pace with the tools to get you where you want to go. You get access to the same 9 booklets, as well as interactive PDF worksheets and short videos.

If you find you need more help along the way, remember that a coach is ready to start working with you at any time.

Resources are available in English.

BounceBack® Today Video

Want to watch something first? We’ve got you covered. Get tips on managing your mood, sleeping better, building confidence, increasing activity, and problem solving through our video series. Pick and choose which topics would be most useful.

The video is available in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, French, Mandarin and Punjabi.

To get started visit www.bouncebackbc.ca

BounceBack® is offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division and funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority.

YMCA Mental Wellness Programs

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Everyone experiences low mood, worries, anxiety and stress. The key is to learn how to make sure these don’t get in the way of doing things you care about! YMCA’s across BC offer free six – eight week mental wellness programs to young people ages 13-30.

Check out what groups are offered, where they are offered and when they are offered at:

“Thank you for being my coach. I really found the CBT program interesting. It helped me to calm down and look at things in a different way instead of getting angry or upset. I enjoyed it very much and I would recommend the program to others.”

- Bounce Back® participant

"I have gained more confidence and peace within myself. I am not as critical with myself and if I am, I am able to catch it and stop before spiraling down. I am standing up for myself."

- Bounce Back® participant

"The Bounce Back program has given me a better understanding of my anxiety and how it affects my day to day in a way that leaves room for compassion for myself."

- Bounce Back® participant
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