A-Z Mental Health & Substance Use Challenges

Finding information that you can trust can be challenging and overwhelming for many people.  Sea to Sky Safety is here to people navigate mental health and substance use support services and connect individuals to local resources and professionals who are on your side. Being informed is key to breaking down stigma and helping people get the support that they need.

Articles on how to evaluate information, resources, and apps:

Canadian Mental Health Association -  Evaluating mental health and substance use information

Mental Health Commission of Canada - Mental Health Apps: How to Make an Informed Choice


Information and resources for common mental health and substance use challenges:

A

Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementias

Anger

Anorexia

Anxiety (Child & Youth)

Anxiety Disorders (Adult)

Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD - Child & Youth)

Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD - Adults)

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

B

Behavioural Disorders

Bipolar Disorders (Child)

Bipolar Disorders (Adult)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

 

C

Concurrent Disorders (co-existing substance use & mental health disorders - Child & Youth)

Concurrent Disorders (co-existing substance use & mental health disorders - Adult)

 

D

Dementia including Alzheimer's

Depression (Child & Youth)

Depression (Adult)

Domestic Violence (Gender-based violence, sexual assault, and domestic or intimate partner violence)

 

E

Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia (Child & Youth)

Eating Disorders (General)

Emotional Regulation (Child & Youth)

Evaluating Mental Health and Substance Use information

 

F

Frist Nations Health Authority - culturally safe and trauma-informed cultural, emotional, and mental health services

First Nations & Indigenous Local Resources

Food Security (food banks and subsidized markets)

G

Grief, Complicated or Not?

Grief and loss (Children & Young people)

Grieving (Adult)

I

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH)

Insomnia

M

Mental Health Questions & Answers

Mental Health & Mental Illness - Are they different? Yes, and here's how they differ.

Mental Health in General

Mental Illness in General

Mental Illness - Child & Youth

Mindfulness (young people)

O

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Related Disorders

Oppositional behaviours including oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

P

Parenting / Caregiving

Personality Disorders

Phobias & Panic Disorders

Psychosis (Child & Youth)

Psychosis

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse (Child & Youth)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse (Adult)

R

Resiliency - Self Care

S

Schizophrenia

Self-harm including Self-cutting

Sexual Abuse (Childhood Sexual Abuse)

Sleep Problems and Disorders (wellness module)

Somatization

Stress

Substance Use Questions & Answers

Substance Use Challenges (General, Child/Youth)

Substance Use (Information, Resources & Support for Young People)

Substances (Resource Library for Alcohol & Drugs, Adult)

Suicide

Suicide (Young People)

Suicide (How to talk about suicide / Language to use, Young People)

T

Technology Issues with Youth, including Internet, Cellphone, Social Media Addiction

Tics & Tourette Syndrome

U

Understanding the system and treatments

V

Violence and Abuse (young people)

Violence, Mental Illness, and Substance Use

Sources & links:

  • Foundry BC - a province-wide network of integrated health and social service centres for young people ages 12-24.  www.foundrybc.ca

  • Here to Help BC- a project of the BC Partners for mental health and substance use information.  www.heretohelp.bc.ca

  • Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division, Mental Health for All www.cmha.bc.ca

  • Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, BC Children's Hospital, Provincial Health Services Authority www.keltymentalhealth.ca

  • HealthLinkBC