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For more information on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted: October 3, 2022

If you think you or someone you care about has post-traumatic stress disorder the best thing to do is talk to your doctor. Together you can decide which treatments, if any, would be best for you. In addition to talking to your family doctor, check out the resources below for more PTSD information.

Other helpful resources are:

  • AnxietyBC
    Visit www.anxietybc.com or call 604-525-7566 for information and community resources on anxiety.
  • BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information
    Visit www.heretohelp.bc.ca for info sheets and personal stories about (illness). You’ll also find more information, tips and self-tests to help you understand many different mental health problems.

Resources available in many languages:
*For each service on the right, if English is not your first language, say the name of your preferred language in English to be connected to an interpreter. More than 100 languages are available.

  • VictimLink
    If your trauma is a result of crimes like rape or relationship violence, assault or burglary, call 1-800-563-0808 (toll-free in BC and Yukon) 24 hours a day. Learn more at www.victimlinkbc.ca
  • HealthLink BC
    Call 811 or visit www.healthlinkbc.ca to access free, non-emergency health information for anyone in your family, including mental health information. Through 811, you can also speak to a registered nurse about symptoms you’re worried about, or talk with a pharmacist about medication questions.

Crisis lines aren’t only for people in crisis. You can call for information on local services or if you just need someone to talk to. If you are in distress, call 310-6789 (do not add 604, 778 or 250 before the number) 24 hours a day to connect to a BC crisis line, without a wait or busy signal. The crisis lines linked in through 310-6789 have received advanced training in mental health issues and services by members of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information.

Please visit the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division at https://victoria.cmha.bc.ca/documents/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-2/

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