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I am here to support myself

This is a great place to start if you would like to know more about your own mental health and substance use.

Whether you are navigating a mental illness or substance use problem, interested in taking steps to improve your mental health, or simply want to learn more, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or confused by all of the information out there. Find information you can trust on staying well, improving your mental health and well-being, mental illnesses and recovery, safer substance use, and recovery from substance use problems. These resources can help you take charge of your mental health, make informed decisions, and use different strategies to make meaningful change.

Screening self-tests

Take short, anonymous, and confidential self-tests for depression, anxiety disorders, risky drinking, and well-being.

Get support

Email us and our information referral experts will answer your questions and 
help you find resources, services, programs, or other supports in BC.

Personal stories

People share their journey and discuss their experiences and perspectives along the way. Find hope from people who have been there and see what works (or doesn’t work) for them.


Find quick answers to common questions around finding help, navigating mental health and substance use systems, improving mental health, and more.   

Where can I find free or low-cost mental health services like counselling or psychiatric medication?

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Resource library

Plainer language series

The plainer language booklets are an easy-to-read introduction to mental health, seeking help, and building healthy habits.

Safer use series

Learn how to reduce some of the risks of substance use to keep yourself safe.

Stay Connected

Sign up for our various e-newsletters featuring mental health and substance use resources.

  • eVisions: BC's Mental Health and Substance Use Journal, a theme-based magazine
  • Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses events and resources
  • Within Reach: Resources from HeretoHelp
  • Jessie's Legacy eating disorders prevention resources, events and information

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