Bell Let's Talk 2023

Whether you take time to listen to a loved one, or encourage a friend to ask for help, when it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, we all have the opportunity to make our voices heard. Join the conversation as you see here, or if you or someone close to you is experiencing a mental health crisis, please find additional local resources below.

If you are in crisis, please go to your nearest hospital or call 911 immediately. For additional resources or tools for you or someone close to you, consider these options...

Bell Let's Talk Mental Health Resources and Information Support

https://letstalk.bell.ca/tools-and-resources/mental-health-information-support/

1-800-SUICIDE (Crisis Centre BC)

If you are in distress or are worried about someone in distress who may hurt themselves, call 1-800-SUICIDE 24 hours a day to connect to a BC crisis line, without a wait or busy signal. That’s 1-800-784-2433. If English is not your first language, say the name of your preferred language in English to be connected to an interpreter. More than 100 languages are available.
 

OKANAGAN RESOURCES

For Kids & Teens

Kids Help Phone - Text 686868, or call 1-800-668-6868
CYMH Kelowna 778-699-2272 (no website)
Foundry Kelowna - (236) 420-2803
Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna - (250) 361-8588

For Adults

Canadian Mental Health Association - (250) 861-3644
Interior Health Authority - 1-800-661-2121

For Students

UBC Okanagan Counselling and Mental Health - 1 888 353 2273
Foundry Kelowna - (236) 420-2803

For Seniors

Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health - (604) 872-1234

For Families & Caregivers

Centre for Addicton and Mental Health - 1-800 463-2338
Candian Mental Health Association - (250) 861-3644

Indigenous Resources

First Nations Health Authority - 1-866-913-0033
Mental Health Programs for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
Urban Native Youth Association: Native Youth Health & Wellness Centre

Black Community Resources

Black Health Alliance
Black Youth Helpline - 1-833-294-8650

Multicultural Resources

Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre

LBGTQ+ Resources

LBGT Youth Line - phone 1-800-268-9688; text (647) 694-4275

Additional Resources

Here to Help - 1-800-661-2121
Third Space Charity
BC Schizophrenia Society - 1-888-888-0029
Okanagan Mental Health Services Society - (250) 717-3007
NOW Canada Society - (250) 763-3876
KARIS Support Society - (250) 860-9507
Kelowna Mental Health & Substance Use (250) 868-7788
Anxiety Canada
Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia
Canadian Psychological Association