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Depression Hurts

COULD IT BE DEPRESSION?

Depression is not just a temporary change in mood. It is a real medical disorder that can affect anyone, anytime with many emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioural symptoms. 

Children, youth and depression?

While we may think of low mood or other challenges as adult problems, they can affect people at any age. Children and teens can experience mental illnesses like depression. Sometimes it can be difficult for adults to understand how difficult children’s problems can be because we look at their problems through adult eyes. But the pressures of growing up can be very hard for some children. It’s important that we remind ourselves that while their problems may seem unimportant to us, they can feel overwhelming to young people. It’s important to take depression in young people seriously.

depressionhurts.ca/

Early Psychosis Intervention

www.earlypsychosis.ca

Welcome to the Fraser Health Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program website. This site promotes early detection, educates about psychosis and provides direction for seeking help.

The main objectives of the EPI Program are to increase understanding of psychosis, decrease stigma associated with having this disorder and provide direct treatment.

Early detection of psychosis greatly increases the chance of a successful recovery.

The word "psychosis" is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, in which there has been some loss of contact with reality. The terms "early psychosis" or "first episode psychosis" mean that an individual is experiencing psychosis for the first time. Hallucinations, delusions (false beliefs), paranoia and disorganized thoughts and speech are symptoms of psychosis. These symptoms can seem so real that often the person does not realize that they are experiencing psychosis. Psychosis also affects feelings and behaviour.

 

Here to Help

heretohelp.bc.ca/

We are here to help

HeretoHelp is a website of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. We’re working together to help people better prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems and live a healthier life.
If you’re worried about yourself, you may not know what to do next. Here, you’ll find information, resources and tools to help you take charge of your mental health and support your journey to wellness.

Mind Check

www.mindcheck.ca/

Life is full of challenges and stress. Do you ever wonder if you feel and experience things in the same way as everyone else? Check out the website for answers to your questions, you are not alone!

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There are times when we have problems that seem too big to sort out on our own. If you’re feeling like this, then it's good to to talk with someone about what's going on.

It's up to you to decide who that person will be - it could be a parent, school counsellor, family doctor or another trusted adult. While it’s important that you let your friends know how you’re feeling, it’s often best to talk to an adult - just because they’re likely to know more about what to do. Find out more about talking with someone about what's bothering you.

If you want to talk to someone right now, call...

  • Mental Health Support and Information - 310-6789
  • Kids Help Phone (for young people ages 20 and under) - 1-800-668-6868/

Prefer to chat online?

  • Youth in BC is an online resource where youth can get help by having a real-time online chat with a trained volunteer. (Available from noon to 1 a.m. every day)

Teen Mental Health

teenmentalhealth.org

Mental disorders (also referred to as mental illnesses) are disturbances of brain function characterized by difficulties in thinking, mood, behaviour, perception, physical functioning and/or signalling mechanisms that help us decide what to do day by day (or some combination there of). They are diagnosed  using internationally recognized criteria and always lead to signficant impairments in day-to-day living (work, home, social).

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Child & Youth Mental Health - Delta

11861 88th Avenue, 

Delta

Phone604.501.3237

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Provides community-based, specialized services to BC children, youths, and their families dealing with depression, anxiety, psychosis, and other mental health issues.

Also, provides child and youth counselling to at-risk youth residing in Delta.

Reach Child & Youth Development Society

#3 - 3800 72nd Street, 

Delta

Phone604.946.6622

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www.reachdevelopment.org

Programs and services for youth with behavioural challenges in Delta/Surrey/Langley (19 yrs & under).

Reach Child and Youth Development Society is a non-profit society that has been providing services to children and their families since 1959. At Reach we believe in the potential of every child, and we know each child is unique. We work together with families to recognize each child’s strengths and develop their abilities. Reach currently provides programs and services to families in Delta, Surrey and Langley B.C. Over 1000 children and their families benefit from our services on an annual basis. 
 

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Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)

Bldg. 100, Suite 120 - 20434 - 64th Ave - Langley Office, 

Langley

Phone604.514.2711

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www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/sda/contacts.htm#sf

Youth Services

In crisis? Don't know what services are available?

There is help.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development provides a wide range of services to help young people and their families when they are having difficulties, when youth are sexually exploited, have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, are living on the street, have mental health problems, or a combination of issues.

The services we provide can:

  • help you make changes in your life
  • better your relationships with friends and family
  • help you find housing
  • help you finish or continue education
  • enable you to gain skills and education to get a job
  • help you learn to manage your emotions and behaviour
  • if you are living on the street, we may help you get home
  • work with you to kick your drug or alcohol addiction
  • provide your parents with education and counseling
  • help you learn to manage money

 

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ACT II Counselling

203-11743 224 Street, 

Maple Ridge

Phone604.463.0965

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www.act2.ca

 

About Us

Since 1980, ACT 2 Child and Family Services has helped transform the lives of those who have experienced the effects of violence, sexual abuse and trauma in their lives. We work with children, youth and adults to help them rebuild their lives through counselling, education, housing and support.

Our programs and services are designed to meet a wide range of issues such as parent education, family counselling, sexual abuse counselling, specialized therapeutic intervention, and second-stage shelter for survivors of domestic violence.

At ACT 2 we believe that everyone deserves a chance at a new direction.  We take a client centered, strength based approach to helping individuals find their own path through the challenges they face.

Our Mission:  A tradition of transforming critical trauma into hope.

 

Community Services - Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

11907 - 228th Street - Main Office, 

Maple Ridge

Phone604.467.6911

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www.comservice.bc.ca

We are an accredited, multi-service charity dedicated to providing quality programs and services to Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1971.

A variety of programs are offered by Children, Youth and Family Services.  Whether you are looking for a program that offers lunches to school children, a program for a child with special needs that needs help developing independent living and social relationship skills or a program to help you and your youth through a stressful timeChildren & Youth Services can help.

Family Education and Support Center

22554 Lougheed Hwy, 

Maple Ridge

Phone604.467.6055

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www.familyed.bc.ca

Whether you are looking for information about parenting,  parent and child programming, mental health services, personal growth, multiculturalism, diversity education, food security or community kitchens, we have much to offer you and/or your family. We also offer employment, volunteering and donation opportunities. So please, take a look around and if you cannot find what you are looking for, give us a call, we would love to hear from you.

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services

11907 – 228th Street, 

Maple Ridge

Phone604.467.6911 ext. 215

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comservice.bc.ca/programs-services/children-youth-family-services...

Program Name - Clinical Counselling Services

Hours of Service
Flexible to meet the needs of the family

Purpose Statement 
Instilling hope and building on strengths of families

About Program
Provides Brief Counselling to children, youth and families from the following programs:

  • Outreach services to children, youth & families
  • Youth & family conflict Intervention program

Brief Counselling is a program within the Clinical Counselling Services of Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services.  It provides an opportunity for families to receive brief family counselling services to better aid in their success.

Who Qualifies/Eligibility
Clients receiving services from Outreach Services to Children, Youth & Families are eligible.  They are clients that have been a part of the Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD) Integrated Case Management process (ICM).  If space allows, other referrals may be accepted for families undergoing Youth & Family Conflict Intervention services or other families identified by MCFD.

Cost
FREE

Ridge Meadows Youth Diversion Program

11960 Haney Place, 

Maple Ridge

Phone604.467.5889

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley

32444 - 7th Avenue, 

Mission

Phone604.820.3337

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www.mentoringworks.ca/en/Home/default.aspx

About Us
As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.

Our History in the Fraser Valley
Big Brothers Big Sisters Abbotsford, Mission, Ridge Meadows has been creating friendships since 1969. We started out matching Big Brothers with Little Brothers and have grown to include a variety of different programs that serve both boys and girls. We are proud of our achievements and continue to strive to be on the leading edge of the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement in Canada.

 

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Suicide Prevention, Education and Counselling - Options Community Services

9815 140 Street, 

Surrey

Phone604.584.5811

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Hours:

Days:

www.scss.ca/counselling/suicide-prevention-education-and-counsell...

For children and youth 18 and under who have made a suicide attempt or are at risk of doing so,  the Suicide Prevention, Education and Counselling (SPEAC) program provides suicide risk assessment, crisis intervention and short-term counselling.  The therapists are also available for consultation as well as to provide prevention workshops to community groups upon request.

Requirements

  1. Youth age 18 and under

  2. Resident of Surrey, White Rock or Langley

  3. Self referral welcome

  4. Optional: Referral from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or other community agency

 

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Alexandra Neighbourhood House - Counselling & Support

15455 Vine Avenue, 

White Rock

Phone604.538.5060

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www.alexhouse.net/reconnect

Crisis counselling and one-to-one support for youth (13-19 years).

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