BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Mental Health Supports
(Offers a directory of BIPOC therapists committed to supporting BIPOC in all intersections.)
(National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network)
Qmunity offers two levels of counselling services.
- Health and Wellness counselling – is a free service provided by practicum students who are completing their Masters degrees in counselling, art therapy, or social work(up to 10 sessions) overseen by a supervisor.
- Low cost counselling($60-$80) – provided by Registered Clinical Counsellors and Registered Social Workers who have completed their counselling placements at QMUNITY and are now registered professionals. Receipts issued for extended health coverage.
(Responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.)
(Operates a 24 hour provincial aboriginal crisis line for Adults/Elders (250-723-4050), Child/Youth (250-723-2040), Toll Free Line (1-800-588-8717).)
(Dr. Joy Harden – within the US but has podcasts and a blog directed at black women and girls)
Crisis Text Line (Canadian)
Text: HOME to 686868
Racial Trauma Toolkit by Boston College:
Bystander Intervention Training:
Donate to Yarrow Society (they work with low-income immigrant seniors and youths living in Chinatown and the DTES):
Support the Cause Against Anti-Asian Violence
Additional reading and resources on Anti-Asian Racism, history and allyship:
General Mental Health Support Across Canada
WellCan – www.wellcan.ca
Stronger Minds by Beacon – www.mindbeacon.com/strongerminds