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For those facing challenges or if you're aware of someone going through a tough time, support is available. We empathize with the difficulties some may experience, especially during this time of year. Please consider reaching out to these services who are here to assist with your needs.

URGENT SUPPORT OPTIONS

Northern BC Crisis Line is an option that offers safe, confidential and non-judgmental crisis support to discuss anything troubling you, 24 hours a day. Toll-free: 1-888-562-1214.

Northern BC Youth Crisis Line is a confidential, anonymous peer support service operated by trained youth answering calls from other youth. Text: 250-564-8336. Phone: 1-888-564-8336. An online chat for youth in crisis, or in need of information or referrals. The chat line is open from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm daily. Find the link at: https://crisis-centre.ca/

310 - Mental Health Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) toll-free anywhere in B.C. to acces emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health and substance use issues.

Available 24 hours a day.

KUU-US Crisis Line Society operates a 24-hour provincial Aboriginal Crisis Line by calling toll-free at 1-800-588-8717 or visit their website at: https://www.kuu-uscrisisline.com

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line Indigenous Services Canada offers a national

Indian Residential School Crisis Line to support former Residential School students. The crisis line provides emotional and crisis referral services 24 hours a day. Call toll free: 1-866-925-4419.

Hope for Wellness Helpline offers 24-hour immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada. Call toll-free: 1-855-242-3310 or visit their chat line: https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES (Appointment-Based):

First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day offers regionally-based, virtual primary health care support and delivery to First Nations people and their families living in BC, and support community-based nurses and other health professionals to deliver primary care. Phone (toll-free) 1-855-344-3800, 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven (7) days a week. Visit their website at: https://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do/ehealth/virtual-doctor-of-the-day

Virtual Substance Use & Psychiatry Service provides individuals with access to specialists in addictions medicine and psychiatry free of charge. Phone (toll-free) 1-833-456-7655 to request a referral for VSUPS.

- Substance Use and Addictions Medicine: Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

- Psychiatry Service: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

- https://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do/ehealth/virtual-substance-use-and-psychiatry-service

Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) has partnered with FHA to ensure cultural supports are available to all communities/individuals including those who are not residential school survivors. This includes northern cultural supports and knowledge keepers. Cultural supports offered may include supporting with ceremonial/spiritual guidance, Indigenous Focused Oriented Therapy, energy work, and other traditional wellness modalities. Phone (toll-free) 1-800-721-0066 or visit their website: https://www.irsss.ca/

Tsow-Tum Le Lum Society (TTLS) provide confidential outreach services such as counselling and cultural support by phone, video, or other means as possible. Phone (toll-free) 1-888-403-3123 or visit their website: https://www.tsowtunlelum.org/

Adah Dene Healing Society (ADHS) offers cultural healing and wellness supports. Priority is

COVID-19 supports at this time to Fort St. James and surrounding communities, including the Prince George area. For virtual care to set up an appointment via phone call 1 250-996-5024 and Facebook Messenger, or contact Margo Sagalon: 1 250- 996-3813 or Tracey Charlebois: 1 250-996-1475.

Gitanyow Human Services offers health and cultural supports in Gitsegukla, Gitwangak and Git-anyow. There is a strong focus on language and healing. COVID-19 community supports is a current priority. For support in Gitanyow and Kitwanga, call 1 250-849-5572. For support in Gitsegukla, contact Frances Turner at 1 250-849-5288.

Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSS) offers health and cultural supports among CSS member communities. Request IRS Support at the CSS toll-free number, 1-866-567-2333. If local to Vanderhoof, contact Stephanie Blonde at 1 778-675-4036.

 

FIRST NATIONS HEALTH BENEFITS MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER LIST

https://www.fnha.ca/Documents/FNHA-First-Nations-Health-Benefits-Mental-Health-Provider-List.pdf

Approximately 900 providers are registered across the province, listed by community they reside in.

Individuals call providers directly from the provider listing, providers will assess for eligibility and bill

FNHA Health Benefits directly.

Website:

https://www.fnha.ca/benefits/mental-health

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