"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~Pablo Picasso

Resources

Feel free to explore this page for a variety of resources, including: websites, applications, and phone numbers. I hope you find some of these useful. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; there are many other resources out there if you don't find these ones helpful. If you have specific questions or would like further information regarding any of these resources, please contact me at 778-846-6504.


If you are in a crisis or emergency, please phone 911 or your local distress line. 


Greater Vancouver distress line: 604-872-3311. 

BC-wide distress line: 1-800-784-2433


Online distress/crisis services:

http://crisiscentrechat.ca

http://youthinbc.com


Eating Disorders

  • Website offering articles, podcasts, and uplifting music for people seeking recovery from eating disorders:
  • Website offering a variety of tools and resources for people seeking recovery from eating disorders:
  • Website offering information about eating disorders and resources for eating disorder recovery:
  • Website offering information about eating disorders and possible steps to change:
  • Eating disorder treatment centre offering an online treatment program or residential treatment for women with eating disorders (located in Brandon, MB):
  • Website for the Looking Glass Foundation, which offers various forms of eating disorder treatment in Vancouver, BC:
  • Dr. Linda Bacon's website (researcher, author, and body positivity advocate):
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) website:
  • NEDA daytime helpline:
    • 1-800-931-2237
  • NEDA 24/7 crisis text line:
    • Text "NEDA" to 741741
  • Rise Up + Recover is an iTunes and Android application developed by Recovery Warriors. It offers various tools for people seeking recovery from eating disorders, including meal tracking, inspirational messages, and the ability to send your meal logs to your recovery team.
  • RR: Eating Disorder Management (Recovery Record) is an iTunes and Android application that offers personalized eating disorder management, including the ability to link your account to your treatment team in order for them to help monitor your progress.

Anxiety/Depression

  • Website with a variety of resources and tools designed to help people manage their anxiety: 
  • Free interactive online training that teaches people skills to help them manage their anxiety and/or depression: 
  • An interactive program with different modules for managing anxiety, depression, loss, grief, and more: 
  • MindShift is an iTunes and Android application that offers strategies to help teens and adults manage and cope with anxiety.
  • Pacifica - Anxiety, Stress, & Depression relief is an iTunes and Android application that offers tools for stress, anxiety, and depression. You can also use Pacifica on the web at the following url: 
  • Calm: Meditation to Relax, Focus & Sleep Better is an iTunes and Android application that offers meditation programs, calming music, and sleep stories (for grown-ups!). Enjoy the free programs and stories or subscribe for more access. Visit the website for more information: 
  • depressioncheck is an iTunes and Android application that offers an easy 3-minute assessment of your risk for depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
  • Moods: Tracking for Better Mental Health is an iTunes application that allows you to record your current mood and view weekly reports of your past moods.
  • Happify: for Stress & Anxiety is an iTunes and Android application that offers various tools, programs, and games for improved emotional wellbeing. You can also use Happify on the web at the following url:

Addictions

Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Personal Development

  • Free online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course: 
  • Website with a variety of self-compassion tools and resources, including guided meditations: 
  • A variety of videos about Brené Brown's research on topics like empathy, shame, vulnerability, and courage: 
  • Downloadable audio recordings of several mindfulness meditation practices from Dr. Ronald D. Siegel's book, The Mindfulness Solution
  • Downloadable audio recordings of several mindfulness meditation practices from Dr. Ronald D. Siegel's book, Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy
  • Insight Timer - Meditation App is an iTunes and Android application that offers free guided meditations, a meditation timer, an online community, and various discussion groups.
  • ACT Companion: Happiness Trap is an iTunes and Android application that offers several acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) exercises focused primarily on mindfulness and values. Completed exercises can be saved, emailed, or shared with your therapist.

These resources are not recommended as a substitute for in-person counselling or art therapy.