Kelty Blog

As the days get shorter throughout the month of August and the beginning of fall draws near, a wide range of feelings can emerge. Much like January, the arrival of September often feels like the...

Is My Child taking their Medication?

The following post was reviewed by Cynara Radley, Senior Practice Lead, BCCH Mental Health Programs

When people experience a mental illness, medications are not the only treatment option. Pharmacists and physicians are trained to discuss and offer non-drug treatments as...

Keeping Youth Healthy While Going for Gold

Over the last two weeks, I’ve been inspired and moved by all the amazing Olympic athletes. As Rio comes to a close and we prepare for a new sports season, it’s a good time to contemplate how to keep sports a positive force in kids’ lives. My hero of the...

Summertime & Drinking

This is the time of year for weddings, parties, barbeques and other gatherings. In many cases a few social drinks are just part of the occasion and no big deal. However, if a friend or family member’s drinking can become a problem, these fun, relaxed events can potentially take on a...

Find Something You Love


Growing up everyone seemed to have a hobby or something they loved whether it was hockey, soccer, volleyball, music, drawing, golf or one of many other hobbies and interests. Most of my friends seemed to have something that when they talked about it they lit up....

Understanding Suicide Loss: A Personal Journey from Pain to Healing

Grief is a universal human experience. At some point in our lives, we have either experienced or feared the profound and inevitable loss of a family member, friend, acquaintance, or pet through death. Although there are subtle nuances in each individual’s experience of loss – from...

Sleep Deprived and on Overdrive

Two kids (a five year old and a 16 month old) wailing in the bathtub, my spouse out of town for the week, preparing to sell our house this weekend, a lost set of car keys, one waterlogged iPhone, a few hours of sleep each night (if I am lucky), researching daycares in our soon- to- be new...

NEW Kelty Eating Disorders Website is Now Live!

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is excited to announce the launch of our new, re-designed and updated eating disorders website! Fully optimized for all mobile and desktop devices, the new site is easier to navigate and find the information you need.

This site is for anyone of any...

Managing Too Much Bad News

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 person with autism, shot in the midst of trying to help.  My first instinct was to skip over it,...

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...

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.