New Homepage Character Videos Now Available!

Michelle C. on July 19, 2013

Do you feel like something’s not quite right with a teen or young adult in your life? Are you wondering if it’s just a phase or if maybe they need some additional support?  now features homepage character story videos that can help you recognize the early signs and symptoms of mental health challenges

To watch the new videos, go to  and mouse over the characters.  Then click on “How did I get here?” to learn about the experiences of Arun, Melissa, Dan, Bianca, Audrey, Kevin, Mike and Ashley:

Why do I feel so sad?

Why do I worry so much?

Why do I feel so anxious around people?

Why am I so stressed out?

Why did I get so wasted again?

Why do I always want to get high?

Things just don’t seem right.

Why can’t I look like that?

At  you can learn more about the common mental health challenges teens and young adults experience. The information on the site can help you determine if a problem potentially exists and find ways to connect to support, if needed. offers information about what to look for and what may be happening when depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, psychosis or disordered eating are affecting someone.

You can also check out all of the videos on our new YouTube channel


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BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.