Vancouver Community Resources
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
BC NurseLine (or dial 8-1-1 anywhere in BC)
Canadian Mental Health Association - BC Division 604-688-3234
Here to Help (Mental Health and Substance Abuse Information) 310-6789
Kelty Mental Health (Child and Youth Mental Health Resource Centre) 604-875-2084
Ministry of Health – Mental Health and Addictions
Mood Disorders Association of BC 604-873-0103
Vancouver Coastal Health (Vancouver Community Mental Health) 604-736-2033
Redbook Online (Community, government and social services in BC)
PREGNANCY/POSTPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH
BC Reproductive Mental Health Program (Referral from OB or family doctor)
Postpartum Support International - Tools for Moms - (some resources for self-care and self-assessment for moms)
Pacific Postpartum Support Society 604-255-7999 (telephone support, weekly women's support groups, partner education sessions, community trainings and resource materials for women experiencing postpartum mental health issues)
PostpartumDepression.org A U.S. based website about PPD that offers information on symptoms, treatment, support, and features a blog and stories of hope from other parents who have experienced PPD.
Maternal Mental Health NOW Information on maternal depression and anxiety for women and their loved ones, health care providers and women's health advocates.
VANCOUVER AREA MIDWIVES and DOULAS (link)
MEDICATION SAFETY IN PREGNANCY
InfantRisk Center - (providing up-to-date evidence-based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding)
MotherRisk - (information about medication taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding and how it may impact the baby)
Cord Blood Banking - Provides the latest up-to-date information and free resources for expecting parents.
Tuck has some great articles about the impact of sleep on mental health
Crisis Centre Hotline – Greater Vancouver 604-872-3311 BC-Wide 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Crisis Centre Website