Kelty Blog

This morning while drinking my coffee, I scrolled through my Facebook feed, finding an article on the shooting of another unarmed black man in the U.S. This time, the man was the caregiver of a...

The Kelty Youth Ambassador Program Returns

The Kelty Youth Ambassador program is back for another year, and we want YOU!

If you’re a B.C. youth 17-25 interested in promoting mental health in your school or community, we encourage you to apply!

Last year’s ambassadors participated in some very cool projects...

Advocating with Lived Experience

Sharing my story has always been special for me.

Not because I love to talk about myself (I might?), but because it signifies an important point in my journey with mental illness: the moment I was able to turn the most challenging aspect of my life into something positive. Sharing my...

7 Tips for Parents to Help Children and Teens post Separation/Divorce

Welcome to a new series here on the Kelty blog! Dr. Ashley Miller will be taking over the blog every second Tuesday to write about family relationships and parenting children with mental health concerns. Please take a look at her first installment here, and let us know what you think in...

When Health Anxiety Strikes

Human bodies are weird. They produce funny (and sometimes unpleasant) smells, odd sounds, and puzzling sensations. Who hasn’t been baffled by a twitching eyelid or a recurring, pounding headache? Often our mental health can be a triggering factor around certain physical symptoms and vice-...

Living with Chronic Pain and Mental Health

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? -Mary Oliver

I have a frequent daydream about having the ability to shapeshift into a bird. As a bird I can fly easily, and I effortlessly glide on thermals high up in the air. I fly over the open water,...

Living with Depression: A Partner’s Perspective

Almost all couples experience their share of challenges at some point during their relationship. However, when half of a couple has depression or any other mental health challenge or disorder, it can open up a whole new set of challenges and exacerbate any of the ‘normal’...

Recovery: The Never Ending Journey

Recovery. What does it encompass? What does it represent? Above all, what does it even mean?

As a youth, living in a society full of instant gratification, it is difficult to remember how to approach something like recovery. Recovery is a life long journey, rather than one with a...

Coping with Special Days without a Parent

For many people, Father’s and Mother’s Day are fun, special days where you get to celebrate your parent and all they have done for you. But for many – including those who have lost a parent or do not have a parent in their lives – this day can be lonely, sad, or stressful...

Eating Disorders Meal Support Video: Helpful Approaches for Families now available in French!

It can be overwhelming for a family to cope with an eating disorder. These are serious illnesses that can be life threatening. Meal times are often extremely difficult for youth, parents, and siblings.

No matter which tools you decide to use, please remember the 4C’s of Meal...

Summertime, Kids, and Healthy Lifestyles

Ahh, summertime.

Evenings are long, kids are outside and there’s more time for families to spend together--playing, riding bikes or trying new games and sports.

But as the summer holiday season approaches its end, and kids return to school, busy schedules and jam-packed...

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.