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The LifeLine Canada Foundation (TLC) is a registered non-profit committed to positive mental health and suicide prevention in Canada and Worldwide. The Foundation works on initiatives such as: The LifeLine Mobile App (The Free National Suicide Prevention and Awareness App) and Companion Paws. The LifeLine Canada website is both a platform for information about the Foundation’s initiatives as well as a one stop portal, through which an extensive amount of information, intervention and postvention education, resources, guides, pattern interrupts, tools and more are right at one’s fingertips.
Lee Thompson Young's sister, Tamu Lewis, and mother, Dr. Velma Love, created the foundation to promote mental health literacy through its vision and mission...
We envision a world in which mental illness is recognized by all as a treatable, biopsychosocial disorder and the stigma associated with it no longer exists; a world that supports and encourages wholeness and well being at every stage of life.
We are dedicated to erasing the stigma associated with mental illness, advancing holistic health treatments and improving the lives of all those impacted.
Our organization disseminates information to the general public, supports research and sponsors youth programming that strengthens support systems and promotes well being.
The Canadian BFRB Support Network is a federally-registered Canadian non-profit organization that provides information, resources, and support to persons living with body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs) as well as their loved ones.
Based out of Toronto, Ontario, CBSN operates with a goal of disseminating information to reassure those with BFRBs they are not alone while also educating the public about these disorders in the hopes of reducing stigma. Apart from information, CBSN offers support through in-person peer support groups across the country, online one-on-one peer support, and through its online support group.
CBSN is completely volunteer run and relies on the support of the community and partnerships with other organizations for its information and resources.
Although Canada-based, CBSN welcomes and assists people from across the globe and has been in operation since 2013.
The Selective Mutism Association (SMA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, resources and support to those impacted by a child with the anxiety disorder known as selective mutism.
Selective Mutism (SM) is best understood as a complex childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s or adolescent’s inability to speak in one or more social settings (e.g., at school, in public places, with adults) despite being able to speak comfortably in other settings (e.g., at home with family).
• talk normally in settings where they feel comfortable
• have an actual fear of speaking when there is an expectation to talk
• can “freeze” due to anxiety Without intervention, over time this can lead to social difficulties and/or isolation.
SM can persist into adolescence and even adulthood if left untreated. However, with diagnosis at a young age, early intervention and effective treatment, the prognosis for children with SM is good.
Whether you are a parent of a child with SM, a teacher of a student with SM, a therapist with a SM patient, or anyone interested in learning more, SMA can help. We are the nation’s premier resource for SM information, providing a network of families and treating professionals around the world who uniquely understand the struggles of SM. Stop struggling alone. Start seeking information and new ideas today.
Visit the Selective Mutism Association at www.selectivemutism.org and follow us on Facebook or Twitter @FindTheirVoices.
Diversity! in the Workplace is the only online publication dedicated to workplace diversity and inclusion. We deliver national and global news, best practices, management tips and advice, profiles and diversity champions. Resource links and upcoming events keep you in the loop. Visit www.diversityintheworkplace.ca.
The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project provides assistance to parents of children with special health care needs via our Quality-of-life support programs, including an extensive online resource database for these parents to point them in the right direction to get the products and services they need, as well as operating Morgan's Place, a wireless multi-sensory environment created for children with special needs to have a place for therapeutic play in a sensory controlled space.
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides information, resources, peer support and system navigation to children, youth and families in BC who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges.
This Is My Brave, Inc. is a national 501c3 organization that provides a platform for individuals to share their true, personal stories of living successful, full lives despite mental illness through poetry, essay, original music and comedy on stage in front of a live audience to end the stigma. We also share stories submitted to us via our blog, and all our shows are professionally videotaped and uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Through the sharing of stories and experiences of those in recovery, we provide a sense of community and hope; and encourage others to share their stories. We believe that each time one of us shares our story, there’s another crack helping to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness. We believe in the power of community. There’s strength found in people coming together to propel a movement forward which is why we created our organization. One day we hope to live in a world where we won't have to call it brave for talking openly about mental illness; we'll simply call it talking.
No family is ever prepared to hear the four worst words: Your child has cancer. Friends of Karen, New York-based and serving families in the NY-TriState area since 1978, is a non-profit with a vision that every child with a life-threatening illness, and his or her family, will have all that they need to keep them stable, functioning and able to cope. Providing financial assistance, illness education and supportive counseling, among other services, our staff of experienced social workers, child life specialists and expressive arts therapists guide families from their child’s diagnosis through treatment, at no cost, so they have more time for what's most important: each other.
The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) was founded in 1988 and is the professional association that represents Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) in our province. What does this mean for members of the public? It means that if you receive counselling services from an RCC, you can have confidence in their experience and qualifications – that they have met the highest standards of their profession. Today, we represent over 3,900 Registered Clinical Counsellors across BC.
Every person who receives the ‘RCC’ counselling designation in British Columbia has met specific educational and training criteria required by the BCACC. What’s more, our RCC members have not only met the academic, clinical competence and professional requirements, they have voluntarily committed themselves to practice according to an ethical code of conduct and standards of practice.
For more information on the RCC designation and our requirements for membership, please visit our website.