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The Men’s Trauma Centre

We are here to support to anyone who identifies as a man who has experienced emotional, physical or sexual trauma in childhood or as an adult. When you survive a trauma or childhood abuse it can affect every aspect of your life; work, relationships and your health. Many men carry on in silence but there is help here for you. For over 10 years we have been working with men who have experienced trauma and we are here to listen to you. Call to make an appointment 250.381.6367 or email (info @t menstrauma dot com) History The Vancouver Island Men’s Trauma Counseling Society (Men’s Trauma Centre) was formed in September, 2003 in response to the closing of the Victoria branch of the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA). The Men’s Trauma Centre provides support and/or counseling services to over two hundred men and their family members each year. The Men’s Trauma Centre is becoming increasingly busy and we now run a wide range of therapy programs, educational outreach and an advocacy service, as well as providing vital support during the criminal justice process from initial reporting through to trial. Why We Exist While the majority of sexual abuse is by males on females, anyone can be a victim of sexual trauma. Research suggests that between 20% and 30% of all male children are sexually abused before the age of eighteen. Many of the boys who suffer trauma grow up to be men whose lives are seriously impacted by their early childhood experiences. These men suffer from anxiety and depression, are haunted by flashbacks and nightmares, have trouble finding or keeping jobs, have problems maintaining intimate relationships and much more. To compound the difficulty they also experience the social stigma and the guilt and shame associated with victim-hood that is often significantly stronger for males. Despite the media stories of male survivors of abuse that have come out over the past few years, many people remain unable or unwilling to respond to this problem and the long term damage it creates both individually and at societal level. We believe it is vital, both to the individual and to society as a whole, to address the issues and concerns of male survivors. Prevention, education, treatment and support are the means.  (Read More...)
Black Girls Smile

Black Girls Smile Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting positive mental health for young African American females. BGS works to achieve this ...through resource programs, forums, and mentorship initiatives that promote mental health education, awareness, and self-empowerment.  (Read More...)
Soaring Spirits International

Soaring Spirits has one goal; to connect widowed people with each other. As an organization, our leaders have personally experienced the power of the words, “Me, too.” We have felt the relief of being understood by another widowed person. We have laughed, and cried, with our widowed community. We have witnessed the transformation that having access to hope makes for someone whose life has been altered by death. Through our unique programs, we prove to widowed people, from all walks of life, that they are not alone. Our innovative, life-affirming events, groups, and on-line programs provide vital access to hope for widowed people everywhere; hope for the moment, as well as hope for the future.  (Read More...)
Freedom From Eating Disorders

Freedom from Eating Disorders offers faith-based resources to support eating disorder recovery, including a recovery course, e-books, recovery stories, helpful articles, and more. The creator, Laurie Glass, has been walking with those who have eating disorders since she recovered from anorexia in 2003. She likes to encourage people to visit the site often and find what speaks to them for the day.  (Read More...)
Tema Contor Memorial Trust

The Tema Conter Memorial Trust (TEMA) is Canada's leading provider of peer support, family assistance, education and training for our emergency services, public safety, military personnel, and their families.We believe in pre-incident training and education, and pro-active peer and professional mental health support. We strive to raise awareness about resiliency and mental wellness, and we provide the resources and referrals necessary to assist in recovery and growth. We help those who spend their lives helping you!  (Read More...)
The Manitoba Schizophrenia Society (MSS)

The Manitoba Schizophrenia Society, Inc. is a consumer-focused, family sensitive mental health self-help organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, peer support programs, one-on-one consultations, public policy and research.  (Read More...)
HeadsUpGuys

HeadsUpGuys is a resource for supporting men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success. Our team of clinicians, researchers, and mental health advocates bring together their expertise and personal experiences to provide you with this unique resource, HeadsUpGuys. HeadsUpGuys was developed through the generous support of the Movember Foundation and is based at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada.  (Read More...)
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America promotes improvement in lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses (mental illnesses involving psychosis). SARDAA promotes hope and recovery through support programs, education, collaboration and advocacy.  (Read More...)
Kelty Mental Health

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.  (Read More...)
Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN)

The Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to education, awareness, and early intervention to prevent eating disorders. On the education front, EDIN partners with schools and community organizations in the Greater Atlanta area, collaborating with eating disorder experts to create tailor-made presentations for students in elementary through college, parents, educators and professionals in a variety of fields. EDIN's presentations and resources not only address topics such as early identification and intervention, but the organization also seeks to promote body positivity and often facilitates presentations related to developing a healthy relationship with food and one's body. EDIN has also partnered with Emory's Rollins School of Public Health to develop curriculum for elementary, middle and high school students focusing on the prevention of eating disorders by bolstering protective factors. To promote awareness, EDIN organizes events around the community, including Love Your Body Month, Merrick’s Walk, Scrap Your Scale, and Celebrity Dance Challenge. Finally, EDIN takes steps to promote early intervention by training those who are on the "front lines" such as teachers, coaches and medical professionals to identify the signs and to know how to respond. When individuals do develop distorted body image or disordered eating, EDIN partners with numerous eating disorder organizations to help connect individuals and families to the help that they need. The professionals who partner with EDIN are equipped to help individuals in all walks of life and all areas of Atlanta to fully recover from eating disorders. For more information: www.myedin.org  (Read More...)

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