Starting with Yourself
Mental Health Resources
College of Psychologists of BC
Centre for Clinical Interventions provides free online self-help workbooks for depression, anxiety, assertiveness, self-compassion, eating disorders, perfectionism, and procrastination. They also have handy factsheets outlining several mental health disorders and Cognitive Behavioural Strategies.
AnxietyBC provides resources for living with anxiety including an app for your phone and audio files for mindfulness practices, such as progressive muscle relaxation and breathing exercises. This site also includes resources for youth.
The following are links to resources available in the Elk Valley:
Olivia Griffioen Psychoeducational Assessments
Fernie Women's Resource Centre
East Kootenay Addictions Services Society
Opt Options for Sexual Health Fernie
Elk Valley Suicide Task Force (great list of resources in the valley)
Here is a link to a good article about apps for your phone and online forums regarding mental health.
If you are in crisis please go to your nearest hospital emergency room for assistance or call:
Interior Crisis Line 1-888-353-2272
BC Crisis and Suicide Line 1-800-784-2433