Monday, December 13th 2021

Mental Health Mindfulness: Depression & Suicide

December is a month full of holiday cheer and spirit, but not for everyone. The stress of holidays can trigger depression for many people, so for this month’s Mental Health Mindfulness topic we will be raising awareness for Depression & Suicide.

21-12-06 - Depression

Depressive illnesses can distort your thinking, causing feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Often times, these symptoms become overwhelming and debilitating for the individual.
The chemical imbalance and deep emotional pain can lead the brain to try and find ways to end the pain – this is when suicidal thinking begins.

21-12-06 - Suicide 1

21-12-06 - Suicide 2

24/7 Resources for Mental Health:

For immediate support (BC residents) call: 310-6789 (no area code needed)

British Columbia Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
Vancouver Island Crisis Hotline: 1-888-464-3888 or text 250-800-3806
Northern BC Crisis Hotline: 1-888-562-1214
Indigenous Adult Crisis Hotline: 250-723-4050
Indigenous Youth Crisis Hotline: 250-723-2040
Canada Suicide Prevention Hotline: 833-456-4566
Kid’s Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
Youth in BC Distress Hotline: 604-872-3311
Seniors’ Distress Hotline: 604-872-1234

For basic food & shelter needs, mental health, addiction support, seniors support and much more call or text 2-1-1

For online support and chats you can visit the following:
Crisis Centre Chat
Faithful Counselling