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You are not alone.  Whether you are dealing with mild anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance use, or suicidal thoughts, we can help link you to the right services in your community.  KB Searchlight has two search options: 1. click on your community in the map below to find services in your immediate area or  2. search by specific program or service using the drop down menu located below the map.

40 Assets

Communities Serviced: 
Provincial Resources
Age Group Serviced: 
Youth
Programs: 
Website.
Services: 
website links.

40 Assets is a well researched website based on resiliency studies.  It lists 40 developmental assets for youth aged 12-18.

Anxiety BC
Address: 
101 - 631 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1A7
Phone Number: 
604-525-7566
E-mail Address: 
Communities Serviced: 
Provincial Resources
Age Group Serviced: 
All Ages
Programs: 
Self-help tools & support.
Resources for parents and caregivers.
Website.
Services: 
Online programs & videos to help reduce anxiety.

Anxiety BC is an informative website of online programs and videos to help reduce anxiety. 

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Communities Serviced: 
Provincial Resources
Age Group Serviced: 
All Ages
Programs: 
Website.
Services: 
website links.

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), provides a diverse range of specialized and one-of-a-kind tertiary mental health and substance use services for children, adolescents and adults across the province.

Bounce Back

Communities Serviced: 
Provincial Resources
Age Group Serviced: 
Adults
Programs: 
Self-help tools & support.
Website.
Services: 
website links.

Bounce Back is an evidence-based program designed to help adults (19+) experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood, or stress, with or without anxiety.  

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Communities Serviced: 
Provincial Resources
Age Group Serviced: 
All Ages
Programs: 
Website.
Services: 
website links.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has a legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug related harms.

Canadian Mental Health Association - Confident Parents: Thriving Kids

Phone Number: 
1-855-871-8445
E-mail Address: 
Communities Serviced: 
Provincial Resources
Programs: 
Website.
Services: 
Coaching.
Referral Process: 
GP Referrals.

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is a family-focused coaching service effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3 - 12.  

Dealing With Depression
Communities Serviced: 
Provincial Resources
Programs: 
Self-help tools & support.
Website.
Services: 
Online information for dealing with depression.

Open application dwdonline.ca from the privacy of your smart phone or computer and listen to short stories about three teens to find out how each of them worked through depression.  Follow information built into the web app to learn and practice anti-depressant skills and behavours.

Doctors of BC - Open Mind

Communities Serviced: 
Provincial Resources
Age Group Serviced: 
All Ages
Programs: 
Website.
Services: 
Information and resources.

Open Mind is an information hub containing mental health tools and resources for youth, families, teachers and health care providers.

Drugs and the Brain

Communities Serviced: 
Provincial Resources
Age Group Serviced: 
All Ages
Programs: 
Website.
Services: 
website links.

This is an interactive website that explains the effects of various drugs on the brain.

From Grief to Action

Website: 
Communities Serviced: 
Provincial Resources
Age Group Serviced: 
All Ages
Programs: 
Website.
Services: 
Information and resources.

From Grief to Action provides support and resources to families and friends affected by drug use, including specific resources for parents.

KB Searchlight is an initiative of the Kootenay Boundary CYMHSU Action Team, coordinated locally by Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice and hosted by partner agency, Kootenay Family Place. Other action team members include families, doctors, mental health counsellors, school administrators, health authority staff, community agencies and more. The Child Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative is supported by the Shared Care Committee with additional support for specialist participation from the Specialist Services Committee. Both committees are partnerships between Doctors of BC and government of BC.