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Self-harm is a topic that isn’t usually discussed openly because of the stigma surrounding it, resulting in great misconceptions about self-harm and those who self-harm.

It is...

Taking Mental Health Awareness Beyond the Conversation

Each year the Balancing our Minds: Youth Summit is a chance for high school students to come together to learn about mental health. The hope is that they will walk away feeling more comfortable talking about mental health and feeling better equipped to deal with any potential mental health...

Community Connectedness and Positive Mental Health: Unspoken thoughts and hidden facts report 2016

Maintaining our physical health is very important. We see ads and posters strewn all over the media encouraging us to “get in the best shape we’ve ever been.” What many don’t realize is that health is not made up of only physical state, but mental state as well. That is...

Changing my Perspective on Change

“The Only Thing That Is Constant is Change” – Heraclitus

Change comes in many different forms, from life changing events, to small changes that have little to no impact, to changes that you can control and ones that are completely out of your control. While I...


Living Well as a Family

“The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.”- James E. Faust


The Transformative Power of Comedy

Comedy has long played an important role in my holistic approach to self-care for my struggles with depression and anxiety. 

Often when I'm feeling particularly anxious, I have many thoughts racing around my head in overlapping loops. Just as I pick up one idea, worry or nagging...


What type of therapy is the best fit for your family?

Psychotherapy can be effective for a wide range of mental health and substance use challenges and disorders in children, youth and adults. However, with so many different types of therapies that exist, and so many different types of therapists, knowing what might be the best fit for you or your...


Online Support for Mental Health

We always talk about how the world is moving more and more online, and away from face-to-face interaction. Having grown up in the 80’s, I know this is true – I’ve seen the transition with my own eyes! It makes me feel really old to say this, but I remember when our family got...


Eating Disorders Awareness Week Events

February 1-7, 2016 is Eating Disorder Awareness week and The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign has a number of FREE activities. Read below for all the details.

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Information and Resources to Support Refugee Mental Health

With the arrival of Syrian refugees into Canada, many of whom are children and youth, the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has received some inquiries about available resources and information to support the mental health and emotional needs of these children and youth. There are many...


Progress is better than Perfect: Facing Fears

As a kid growing up I was never really allowed to do anything that would potentially result in me getting “hurt” in any way, shape or form. I put hurt intentionally in quotation marks because I refer to this term extremely loosely and include anything as harmless as a tiny bruise or...


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.