Thank you for taking the necessary precautions to keep yourself, loved ones, and our community safe during this time. Understandably, isolation can be very challenging and difficult. Please consider the options below for support while we are socially distancing.
Stay connected by reading our student newsletter: Aam ji luu-x̱hln̓aa-t'aatgwin.
Learn more about CMTN's counselling services and stay up to date on CMTN's response to COVID-19.
Resources for you
There are many options for counselling and mental health support outside of face-to-face counselling:
1. Youth Crisis Line
This is a youth crisis line in which First Nations youth can use an online chat to speak to counsellors.
2. Indian Residential School Survivors Society
Indian Residential School Survivors and Family
The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience.
For more information on the program, please refer to the First Nations Health Authority website: fnha.ca
3. Online Chat/Crisis Line via ISC
This is a federally funded Indigenous service that provides a phone line and an online chat to help with mental health issues.
4. 24hr KUU-US Crisis Line (Aboriginal Services)
This crisis line is supported in Northern BC. They are based out of Prince George and connect with Indigenous people.
5. Hope for Wellness
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer: counselling & crisis intervention.
Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.
6. Keep Me Safe
The app that we cover for our students is still running. You can also go here to be connected with a counsellor via text/chat/phone/facetime. The app's name is "MySSP". When you call the help line, they can also connect with you with a variety of local counsellors.
You can also access the support through their website at: mystudentsupport.com
Their crisis line number is: 1-844-451-9700
Here2Talk connects students with mental health support including free, confidential counselling and community referral services. Available 24/7 via app, phone and web.
Visit their website at: here2talk.ca
8. Crisis Centre BC
Here are some other helpful resources from First Nations Health Authority: crisiscentre.bc.ca/fnha
If you are in crisis and/or distress and require immediate response, contact us through our Distress Line telephone number:
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or the Mental Health Support (BC Wide): 310-6789
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Contact our First Nations Access Coordinators for additional assistance or support.
Student services is working from home and offering virtual delivery. Please contact us and we can offer other options for connecting such as:
- Skype for Business