Kelty Blog

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...

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’...

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.