Here-to-Help is a wonderful organization based in Vancouver. This web-site has screening tests that you can take on your own and many students have printed these out to help them in discussing issues with counsellors or doctors. There are lots of personal stories and information for anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders and there are tool-kits that help you develop coping skills and a personal health plan.
Similarly, Mindcheck has been developed to help anyone struggling to assess their current well-being and has ideas to educate students about their moods and minds and help them connect with resources when needed: http://mindcheck.ca/
And Kelty Mental Health has a great web-site with Student Blogs, info on medications and lots of resources:
Healthy Relationships with Substances/ Safe Partying/ Harm Reduction
In the Kootenays:
- Talk to a Selkirk College Counsellor 250-365-1273 (Castlegar) 250-352-6601 (Nelson) Students from all 8 Selkirk Campuses are welcome to call either of these numbers to set up a phone or in-person appointment.
- Mental Health and Addictions services will help you set up an in-take appointment. Services is totally confidential and these agencies have provided great support for Selkirk students and staff needing assessment and service:
Grand Forks: 250-442-0330