Mental Health Resources
Disasters can affect people in many ways. Sometimes people have emotional responses right away and sometimes they show up days, weeks, months, or even years after.
Feelings of stress are normal, but some people can experience more severe distress and may require help. If you have difficulty sleeping, emotional outbursts, anxiety or depression, or unexplained physical issues, please seek advice from a professional.
- AgSafe BC and the United Way – Lower Mainland Region have partnered to provide local and confidential third-party mental wellness counselling services at no cost for all members of the agricultural community directly affected by the flooding events between November 14 and December 2, 2021 in the Fraser Valley Regional District. Visit www.agsafebc.ca/mental-wellness for details.
- BC211 is a non-profit society that connects people to community, health, and government resources for help where and when they need it. Visit www.bc.211.ca or call 2-1-1.
- Disaster Psychosocial Support volunteer network is comprised of registered professionals and paraprofessionals. Call 1-888-686-3022 or email MRT@phsa.ca.
- The Canadian Mental Health Association has mental health tips on coping with a natural disaster emergency. Visit the Canadian Mental Health Association website for more resources and information.
- Here to Help BC is a group of seven leading mental health and substance use non-profit agencies. They can connect you to key resources in BC.
- Red Cross Disaster Wellbeing Resources
- Guidebook for Wellbeing in Recovery
- Coping with Crisis
- Guide to Recovery - Parents and Caregivers
- Preparing for and Coping with Effects of Disaster
- Crises Centre Chat - 24-hour crisis lines available to chat with a crisis responder.