In response to the ongoing announcements of the many unmarked Residential School graves across Canada, the TWN Mental Wellness team are here to provide support services. The news has been very triggering for many of us, the impacts are multi-generational and has affected individuals in different ways.
The following TWN Crisis Response Plan is for staff and community members who are worried about their own safety and safety of others and the ability to cope with traumatic triggers.
If you have witnessed any of the following, please call the contacts below for support:
- Someone talking about plans to hurt themselves
- Talking about ‘ending things’ or ‘not wanting to be here anymore’
- Wishing they were dead
- Collecting items with which to hurt themselves
- Becoming extremely withdrawn in the wake of a tragedy
If you or anyone you know is looking for support services for counselling or urgent after hours care please do reach out to the following contacts.
During business hours the following TWN counsellors can do in-person or distance risk assessments and referrals and counselling services:
- First contact: Amy Vaughan 604 355 3507
- Second contact: Mahara Allbrett 604 353 8193
After business hours, call 911 if someone is suicidal, or reach out to the following:
|KUU US Crisis Services Society||1-800-588 8717|
|National Indian Residential School Crisis Line||1-866-925-4419 / 1-800-721-0066 (toll free)|
|Native Youth Crisis Line||1-877-209-1266|
|Tsow-Tun-Le-Lum (cultural support and counselling)||1-888-403-3123|
|Hope for Wellness Helping Line||1-855-242-3310|
|Crisis Center of BC||1-800-784-2433|
|Kids Help Phone||1-800-668-6868 or text 686868|
|Crisis Text Line||741741|