**NEW** Ensuring Timely Access to Counselling for Our Local Emergency Responders (Vernon & surrounding areas ambulance, RCMP, fire department staff):
24 Hour Crisis Line 1-888-353-2273
24 Hour Suicide Line 1-800-784-2433
Emergency Services for RCMP, FIRE & AMBULANCE - 9-1-1
Child Protection 24/7 - 310-1234
Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse 250-541-2200
Victim Link BC 1-800-563-0808
Vernon and Local Area Resources:
Family Resource Center
Whitevalley Community Resource Centre (Lumby)
North Okanagan Youth and Family Services
Vernon Interior Health Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Child and Youth Mental Health Services
Mental Illness Family Support Center
Canadian Mental Health Association
Archway Society for Domestic Peace
On line resource guide www.canwehelpyou.ca
Depression and Anxiety Resources
Here to Help www.heretohelp.bc.ca
Kelty Child and Youth Mental Health www.keltymentalhealth.ca
Mind Check www.mindcheck.ca
www.healthyplace.com A consumer mental health site with information on mental health disorders, medications and other treatments.
Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada www.anxietycanada.ca
National Institute of Mental Health. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Canadian Mental Health Association.
www.authentichappiness.org Research and information on positive psychology.
www.anxietybc.com A self-help resource with information and resources.
Youth Mental Health Resources:
Mind Shift App www.anxietybc.com/mobile-app
Booster Buddy App http://www.viha.ca/cyf_mental_health/boosterbuddy
Anxiety BC for Youth http://youth.anxietybc.com
Mind Your Mind www.mindyourmind.ca
Dealing with Depression Guide - download here
Kelty Child and Youth Mental Health - www.keltymentalhealth.ca
Mind Check www.mindcheck.ca
Free or Low Cost Counselling Services:
Wellness Together Canada: This is designed to be used on demand: you get to choose what you need, when you need it. Their services range from basic wellness information, to one-on-one sessions with a counsellor, to participating in a community of support. These services are free. https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA/service/talk
BC COVID-19 Mental Health Network: Access free, phone-based, short-term support with a counsellor. Email email@example.com to receive an appointment time.
CMHA Kelowna Virtual counselling services: For Adults ages 25+, weekdays during the afternoon (excluding holidays). This service is available free of charge to individuals, couples, families, and caregivers of youth who are struggling. Those who are having difficulty coping with the challenges related to the COVID pandemic are also welcome to access these supports.
Family Resource Centre: This is a Vernon non-profit organization that charges very little (income tested).
Whitevalley Community Resource Centre: This is a non profit agency located in Lumby. They have free counselling services.
Open Path Collective: If available, their therapists provide affordable, in-office and online psychotherapy sessions between $30 and $60 & between $30 and $80 for couples & family sessions.