In this issue
Welcome to HeretoHelp Within Reach! HeretoHelp Within Reach is a quarterly newsletter that highlights resources from HeretoHelp and the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information.
Beyond the Blues event in Richmond
In partnership with the Supporting Families Affected by Parental Mental Illness and Addictions program and the Richmond School District #38, see the KPJR film Resilience: The biology of stress and the science of hope and learn more about adverse childhood experiences with a panel discussion after the film. The event takes place on February 26 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm at the Steveston-London Secondary School theatre (6600 Williams Road). Reserve a free ticket at www.eventbrite.ca/e/resilience-what-science-tells-us-about-raising-healthy-kids-communities-tickets-88706785383.
FamilySmart In the Know community events
In The Know is an opportunity for parents or caregivers to learn more about child and youth mental health and connect with other parents and resources in their communities. Upcoming events include:
Abbotsford: Video Gaming, Social Media Misuse, and Other Related Digital Addictions Among 8 to 25 Year-Olds on February 4
Mission: Erupting Angst: Understanding the Collision between Anger and Aggression in the World of Anxiety on January 23
Tri-Cities: The Four Step C.A.R.E. Model of Conflict Management for Parents and Caregivers Raising (and Loving) Chronic Conflict Children on February 19
For event details and more information, visit familysmart.ca/program/itk/.
Youth and Alcohol
In this workbook, a recent BC high school graduate shares their thoughts around the results of McCreary Centre Society's 2018 Adolescent Health Survey and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research shares tips and advice for parents or caregivers of youth learning to navigate alcohol. Read or download the workbook at www.heretohelp.bc.ca/workbook/youth-and-alcohol.
Latest issue of Visions Journal: Blips and Dips in the Recovery Journey
Blips and Dips in the Recovery Journey explores recovery—and all of the blips, dips, setbacks, and relapses that make up our paths to well-being. Recovery is never linear, and "illness" and "health" are not two binaries on opposite ends of the scale. But too often, blips and dips are framed as catastrophic events or even a personal failure rather than a normal part of the process. In this issue of Visions, find tools and strategies to help you reframe your own journey in more compassionate ways and support a loved one. Read or downoad Blips and Dips in the Recovery Journey at www.heretohelp.bc.ca/visions/blips-and-dips-vol15.
For youth: Learning more and dealing with depression and anxiety
This series is for youth who want to learn more about depression and anxiety, find help, and learn self-management tools. There are four info sheets: Learn about Depression, Deal with Depression, Learn about Anxiety, and Manage Anxiety. Each Learn about Depression and Learn about Anxiety help youth identify different signs and symptoms, and Deal with Depression and Deal with Anxiety help youth identify where they can seek help, learn different approaches to treatment or management, and practice self-management strategies at home. Find this series at www.heretohelp.bc.ca/for-youth.