This is a list of resources that may be helpful to you or someone you know.  These resources are not meant to be a replacement for counselling but rather an additional support for your healing process.

Important Phone Numbers – 

If you or someone you know needs help, call one of the numbers below:

  • 9-1-1 if you are in an emergency.
  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.
  • 310Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health.
  • Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service at 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free in B.C.) or 604-660-9382 (in the Lower Mainland) to find resources and support.
  • Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741.  Serves anyone, in any type of crisis, for  free 24/7.
  • Kid’s Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor, 24 hours a day.
  • Trans Lifeline is dedicated to the well being of transgender people.  The hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people. US (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366

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– Websites –

  • AnxietyBC is a leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders.
  • BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH) is a non-profit, free, and confidential service that connects the public to grief support services within the province of BC.
  • HeadsUpGuys is a resource for supporting men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success.
  • The Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC) is a nonprofit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder.
  • Vancouver Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
  • Vancouver Narcotics Anonymous consists of members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free, productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA.

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Heather Hassenbein Counsellor Vancouver, BC Art Therapist Empath Highly Sensitive Person HSP Downtown Kitsilano 

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