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Reprinted from the Recovery: Living Your Bestish Life issue of Visions Journal, 2022, 17 (4), p. 28

HeretoHelp: Questions and Answers

Find answers to common questions around finding help and other topics, including:

  • How can I see a psychiatrist?
  • How can I see a psychologist?
  • How can I see a counsellor?
  • How can I pay for mental health care?
  • Where can I find free or low-cost counselling?
  • Can I get help paying for prescription medications?
  • When is substance use a problem? Where can I go for help?

Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service

Lower Mainland: 604-660-9382
Rest of BC: 1-800-663-1441

Call at any time for information and referrals to treatment services and supports.


Find many different community services in your area, including help for a mental health or substance use help as well as legal help, financial assistance, education, housing, and more.

BC Psychological Association: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Psychology but Were Afraid to Ask you wanted to know about Psychology - BC.pdf

This brochure outlines why you might want to talk to a psychologist, what to ask when looking for a practitioner, what signs show a practitioner may not be a good fit for you, and how psychotherapy can help.

First Nations Health Authority: Mental Health and Substance Use

Find information about harm reduction, culturally safe mental health and substance use supports, and learn how to access different treatment options.

Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre

Find culturally relevant, translated materials on mental health and mental illnesses and tools for service providers.

Vancouver Black Therapy & Advocacy Foundation

Vancouver Black Therapy & Advocacy Foundation connects Black community members to mental health and advocacy services, including free therapy. Check out the Mental Health and Mutual Aid sections of their website for more resources.

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  • Within Reach: Resources from HeretoHelp
  • Jessie's Legacy eating disorders prevention resources, events and information

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