Getting good rest, exercise and nutrition is a cornerstone of self care. And we all know the we all need to keep healthy if we want to assist others with the same. There are lots of ways we can look after ourselves, and some important suggestions are available in these links:.
This is a list of myths and facts about self care.
This identifies specific examples of self care from a recovery mindset but is valid for everyone.
This is a good resource from Good Therapy. People in helping professions and any others who seek to help others could benefit from this resource.
The source has some outstanding resources for self care during COVID.
*Up-to-date as of June 2021
National Crisis Hotlines
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Crisis Services Canada 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line 1-855-242-3310
Canada Drug Rehab Addiction Services Directory 1-877-746-1963
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (not a crisis line) 613-702-4446
Canadian Mental Health Association 416-646-5557
Canadian Psychological Association 1-888-472-0657
Mood Disorders Society of Canada 613-921-5565
Schizophrenia Society of Canada 1-800-263-5545
Mental Health Commission 613-683-3755
Crisis Centre 1-800-784-2433
No area code needed: 310-6789
British Columbia Resources
Canadian Mental Health Association - British Columbia Division 1-800-555-8222
Here to Help 1-800-661-2121
Youth in B.C. online chat
Greater Vancouver: 604-872-3311
Howe Sunshine & Sunshine Coast: 1-866-661-3311
Aboriginal Wellness Program (604) 736-2033 or 1-866-884-0888
Canadian Mental Health Association - Alberta Division 780-482-6576
Suicide Information and Education Services 403-342-4966
Psychologists Association of Alberta - Find a Psychologist 1-888-424-0297
Mobile Crisis Services 306-757-0127
MORE TO COME!