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We're here to help you find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in BC. Explore strategies to help you take care of your mental health and use substances in healthier ways, find the information you need to manage mental health and substance use problems, and learn how you can support a loved one.

Mental health and substance use information you can trust.

Seven agencies came together for this project as the BC Partners, because we recognize that people need to have access to quality information on mental health, mental illness, and substance use problems.

Families, Friends and Substance Use issue of Visions Journal

The BC Coroners Service reported that 2,511 BC residents died as a result of unregulated drugs. In November and December 2023, an average of seven people died each day. Yet despite everything we know—that unregulated drugs are cut with increasingly toxic substances, that overdoses are becoming increasingly difficult to reverse with naloxone—society blames the people who use drugs to get through the day and not the systems, policies, assumptions, discriminations, and stigmas that give people little other choice than to use toxic drugs. People who use drugs are people first and foremost—people with family and friends, people who live in your neighbourhood, and people who also have hopes and dreams for a better future. Read Families, Friends and Substance Use

cover of the Family, Friends and Substance Use issue of Visions

Watch In the Know videos from FamilySmart

In the Know video highlight important information and supports for parents and caregivers who are parenting a child or youth with a mental health and/or substance use challenge. Watch In the Know →


Find BC Partners organizations' podcasts in one place at! Listen to #OurAnxietyStories from Anxiety Canada and Look Again: Mental Illness Re-Examined from the BC Schizophrenia Society for stories and information.

Does social media influence body image?

The latest Q&A from Embody looks at appearance-focused social media content. Read Does social media influence body image? →

About Anxiety and Its Related Disorders

Short, insightful videos from Anxiety Canada that dissect the complexities of anxiety in a fun and engaging way. Watch now!

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  • eVisions: BC's Mental Health and Substance Use Journal, a theme-based magazine
  • Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses events and resources
  • Within Reach: Resources from HeretoHelp
  • Jessie's Legacy eating disorders prevention resources, events and information

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