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.

VERNON & AREA RESOURCES

Interior Crisis Line
(1.888.353.2273/C.A.R.E.)
The Interior Crisis Line Society provides 24/7/365 empowering support, skilled assessment, crisis de-escalation, suicide prevention and life-saving intervention to the people in the Interior Region of BC over the phone and via chat Thursday to Sunday 5-9pmPT/6-10pmMT.

Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon & District Branch
(250) 542-3114
3100 28th Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 1W3
Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Family Resource Centre
(250) 545-3390
#201 – 3402 27th Avenue,Vernon, BC V1T 1S1
The Family Resource Centre in Vernon offers a range of affordable counselling and support groups in an environment that is inclusive, confidential, and safe. Please contact us to learn more.

North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society
(250)545-3572 
2900 - 32nd Avenue Vernon, BC, V1T 2L5 E-mail: noyfss@telus.net Web: http://www.noyfss.org/ Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. About: NOYFSS provides counselling and support services to individuals and families in our community through a variety of community based and residential programs.