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British Columbia Ministry of Health Services, Mental Health

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS)

#206011 Westminster Hwy.,
Richmond B.C. V7C 4V4
Tel. (604)277841 Fax:(604)279861

34 Branches and 16 Family Coordinators throughout the Province. The Society provides support, education, advocacy and research funding.

Canadian Mental Health Association

A national, voluntary organization in Canada whose mission is to promote the mental health of all people. Information and publications by the CMHA are available here.

The link for the BRITISH COLUMBIA branch of CMHA is as follows. This will also provide a link to the Vancouver/Burnaby Branch, the Richmond Branch, Victoria Branch and others in B.C.

CMHA'S zine type link

Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia

Information about unipolar and bipolar illness, panic disorder and anxiety

Family Support Centre

The Family Support Centre is operated by the North Shore Schizophrenia Society. We offer personal support and education to families of the seriously mentally ill; information on major mental illnesses to the community at large; and advocacy on behalf of the seriously mentally ill and their families. Our programs include one-to-one peer counseling, support groups, the 1session Family to Family education program, the Partnership Program (in schools), Public Education Meetings at Lions Gate Hospital, participation in public awareness events, and recreational/social activities with psychiatric patients.

Bipolar Children and adolescents

Depression and Anxiety Resource and Education Centre

University site provides information and commentary about Mood and Anxiety Disorders for health professionals and the public. McMaster University, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Mental Health Evaluation and Community Consultation Unit

National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website provides information from the U.S. Federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses.

Canadian Association For Suicide Prevention (CASP)

A Canadian nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide.

Kids Help Phone,

Canada's first national, toll-free, 2hour, bilingual child and youth telephone counselling service and Web site.

Ministry for Children and Families Offers a wide range of programs and services to children, youth, parents, families, people with special needs and those fighting addictions.

The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre

Based in Melbourne, Australia.

PubMed Public Accessible Medline

Government of British Columbia Publications

Publications from the Government of British Columbia Health Services Dept of interest to families and individuals, as well as clinicians.

Ian Chovil's Home Page

An excellent consumer site, with unique and interesting information about schizophrenia.

Internet Mental Health

This site contains an extensive catalog of disorders and psychiatric medications, an interactive diagnostic tool and links to articles and research findings.

Beacon of Hope

For Partners of People with Mental Illness

Dual Diagnosis

(e.g. substance abuse and schizophrenia)

NMHCT Pharmacy Medicine Information

Norfolk England's excellent information source for psychiatric medications.

Psychosis sucks

South Fraser Health Authority's website for early psychosis.

Knowledge Network

Series of 3 excellent videos to view on-line about childrens' mental health: psychosis, depression and anxiety.

Mental Health and High School

Kiss me I'm Psychotic

Parents Together

A mutual help/support program for parents experiencing parent/teen conflict or concerned with their teen's behaviour

The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation

Gastown Vocational Service

Vancouver Coastal Health

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