Okay, so you realize that you want to get more involved in Blue Wave and share your voice, or that you may need some help that Blue Wave can’t provide. It’s okay. Here’s a convenient list of resources for your reference. If we are missing information on a provider or service that you’ve found helpful, please contact us with the information so we can allow others to benefit from the service as well.
There are many ways to become more active in Blue Wave.
Depending on your level of comfort you can, “Test the Waters” or “Ride the Wave”.
Testing the Waters involves getting active in your social media communities. Blue Wave is currently on Tumblr, Twitter and You Tube. For your voice to get posted, we ask that you share how you feel “sometimes” and show that it’s ok 2 b blue. Your voice will let other kids know that they are not alone and it’s normal to feel sad sometimes…as long as it’s just sometimes. If it’s more than sometimes, it’s not a big deal, there are many ways for you to get the help you deserve. Some of those resources are listed at the bottom of this page. When you add anything on social media be sure to Tag Blue Wave, or hashtag #BlueWave #ok2bblue #sometimes to get our attention! If your posts are towards mental wellness and normalizing the feelings of blue that we all deal with, then we will highlight your work for everyone to see.
Riding the Wave is where you can get money (yes money!) for promoting mental wellness. You know what struggles you or your friends have faced, share how you got over it – and maybe you can help someone who needs it. Click our “Ride the Wave” page to see more information on grants.
Blue Wave also provides school presentations. To see what one is all about, and how to get one at your school, see our community page .
They don’t know you and they are sworn to secrecy…literally, so your thoughts are safe)
Call 1-800-668-6868. Kids Help Phone counsellors are there to listen, help you figure out what to do next and connect you to help in your community.
Call 310-6789 (no area code). Crisis lines can help when you’re really upset or scared, but you can also call if you just need to talk with someone. They can also connect you to help in your community.
Call 1-800-SUICIDE. It stands for 1-800-784-2433. They are trained to help people experiencing really hard or upsetting feelings, like if you feel like you want to end your life.
Call 1-877-803-TEEN. It stands for 1-877-803-8336. You can talk to a teen helper from 3:30-11pm Tuesday to Saturday. The rest of the time it will go to an adult crisis line.
Call 1-877-303-2642 to get information and referrals to mental health services in Alberta.
Call your local crisis line. See the list of Ontario crisis lines
Call 1-866-531-2600 to get information and referrals to mental health services in Ontario.
Call 1-800-263-2266 to access the Tel-Jeunes youth helpline.
Call 1-866-APPELLE. It stands for 1-866-277-3553. You can call if you’re worried for youself or someone you care about.
Visit www.youthinbc.com to chat with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre. They’re online from noon until 1:00 am.
School counsellors are there to help students like you! Your school counsellor can help you work through a problem or difficulty, and they can help you find other resources outside of school.
There are many different mental health organizations across BC. Below, you’ll find contact information for their provincial office. Get in touch with the provincial office to see how they can help you in your own community.
AnxietyBC—Information and resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders. To get in touch, visit www.anxietybc.com or call 604-525-7566.
BC Schizophrenia Society—Information about psychosis and schizophrenia. They have offices and programs across BC. To get in touch, visit www.bcss.org.
Canadian Mental Health Association’s BC Division—Information and resources about many different mental health concerns. They have offices and programs across BC. To get in touch, visit www.cmha.bc.ca or call 1-800-555-8222.
The FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health—Information and resources for families dealing with mental health difficulties in young people. To get in touch, visit www.forcesociety.com or call 1-855-887-8004.
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