Mental health and substance use information you can trust.
Seven agencies came together for this project as the BC Partners, because we recognize that people need to have access to quality information on mental health, mental illness, and substance use problems.
Growing Up in a Digital World issue of Visions Journal
It's easy to feel like you just don't measure up when you compare the mundane tasks and responsibilities of everyday life against carefully curated and manipulated portrayals of life that are designed to sell an aesthetic, ideal, or product. But for some people, social media and other platforms can be a useful tool that keeps them connected. Growing up in a digital world means understanding yourself and what makes you feel well so you can embrace new technologies and tools that add meaning while recognizing when an option or behaviour isn't helping you and needs to change. Read Growing Up in a Digital World →
Cannabis and Schizophrenia: How can I support someone who has schizophrenia and is using cannabis?
This new resource from the BC Schizophrenia Society and Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research helps family, friends, or loved ones have respectful conversations if they are concerned about someone's cannabis use. Read Cannabis and Schizophrenia →
Find BC Partners organizations' podcasts in one place at www.heretohelp.bc.ca/podcasts! Listen to #OurAnxietyStories from Anxiety Canada and Look Again: Mental Illness Re-Examined from the BC Schizophrenia Society for stories and information.
Self Harm: There is Always Help, There is Always Hope
Join FamilySmart for this month's In The Know event. Clinical Counsellor Kim Leifso and a young person with lived experience talk about what they know and have experienced with self-harm. familysmart.ca/events →