Get Connected

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.

I want to be more active in Blue Wave 

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.

 Sign up for our E-newsletter

Our quarterly e-newsletters will keep you up to date on the development of our mental health programs for youth. Click below to access our newsletter pdfs

E-newsletter 1 February 2014
 

I want to talk to someone on the phone right now

They don’t know you and they are sworn to secrecy…(literally, so your thoughts are safe)

Anywhere in Canada

Kids Help Phone / Jeunesse j’ecoute

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.

In BC

BC Crisis Line

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.

1-800-SUICIDE

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.

In Alberta

Teens Helping Teens Support Line

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.

Mental Health Crisis Help Line

Call 1-877-303-2642 to get information and referrals to mental health services in Alberta.

In Ontario

Your local crisis line

Call your local crisis line. See the list of Ontario crisis lines

Mental Health Help line

Call 1-866-531-2600 to get information and referrals to mental health services in Ontario.

Quebec

Tel-Jeunes

Call 1-800-263-2266 to access the Tel-Jeunes youth helpline.

Suicide prevention line

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.

 

I want to talk with someone online

Kids Help Phone / JEUNESSE J’ECOUTE

Visit www.kidshelpphone.ca (English) or www.jeunessejecoute.ca (French) to send your questions to a counsellor. It might take a few days to hear back from them.

Youth in BC

Visit www.youthinbc.com to chat with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre. They’re online from noon until 1:00 am.

I want to find help in my community

Your school counsellor

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.

Mental health organizations in BC

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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