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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.

For Families & Caregivers

When young people face challenges it can be hard to know the best way to support them. Foundry empowers families, caregivers, siblings and other loved ones to find the right care and support for young people. In this section, you will find information to assist you in understanding mental health and wellness in young people, identifying signs of mental health difficulties, tips for conversations with your youth or young adult and where to find additional resources and support.

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Tips for when “normal” doesn’t feel normal anymore

BC has announced that our efforts to physically distance from each other are working to flatten the COVID-19 curve and that the province can start a new kind of normal. But this can come with a lot of feelings of stress or anxiety when things still feel uncertain. Read below for some ways when “normal” might not feel so normal, and how to manage feelings of uncertainty as you find a new routine.

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Sex and COVID-19

Right now, it’s important that we are all practicing physical distancing and limiting physical contact with others to help slow the spread of COVID-19. But what does that mean for sexual relationships? Read more below for more information on sexual health during COVID-19.

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How to talk to your teens about the Coronavirus Pandemic

As someone supporting a young person, you might have difficulty communicating with them during this global health crisis. What do we say to our youth about this issue and how can we be supportive? We have some tips from one of Foundry BC's counsellors on how to be there for the young person in your life.

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Physical distancing and why it helps during a pandemic

There is a lot being done to help limit and slow the spread of COVID-19 in BC. Something we can all do is practice physical distancing. But what is this physical distancing exactly? How does it help? And what can you do while you keep your distance?

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Tips for When the News Stresses You Out

Events around the world can be scary. If you’re feeling anxious about what’s going on around the world, you’re not alone. Your feelings are valid, and there are things you can do to take care of yourself.