Reach Out for Mental Health
Date posted: September 11, 2020
The uncertainty and physical distancing accompanying COVID-19 have had an impact on everyone’s mental wellness. There is support available. We blogged earlier about Managing Mental Health During COVID-19.
Today we’re sharing three BC mental wellness sites that offer a variety of resources for all ages, including resources for coping with COVID-19:
- Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre – designed to help families with resources for parent and caregivers, healthcare professionals, school professionals, youth and young adults
- Foundry BC – health and wellness resources for young people ages 12 to 24.
- HeretoHelp – a long-term project of seven leading mental health and substance use non-profits to better prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems
These sites are all worth a good browse.
Have you seen the Plainer Language series? This is a set of booklets about mental wellness and mental health written in plain, clear language at a Grade Four reading level. You can download a free PDF and/or listen to the audio. Titles include: Tips for good mental health, What is anger?, What is anxiety?, What is a mental illness?, What is depression?, What is suicide?
Find more mental health resources by following #ReachOut4MentalHealth, a social media campaign created by Community Literacy of Ontario, Literacy Link South Central, Literacy Northwest, and QUILL Learning Network.