Depression and Mental Health

The Foundry
Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in seven communities across BC.
818 Douglas St. Victoria
Phone: 250-383-3552
https://foundrybc.ca/

Traci McGee, Postpartum Depression Counsellor and Therapist
Phone: 250-885-6760
www.tracimcgee.ca

Celebrating the Circle of Life
Coming Back to Balance and Harmony

This guide was created to help Aboriginal women enjoy good emotional health during pregnancy and following the birth of a baby. This resource will be of interest to soon-to- be and new mothers who are worried about their mood and/or experiencing depression. The guide is focused on emotional health and includes information on what to expect and how to cope with all of the changes that come with pregnancy and a new baby.
-Download the guide

Pacfic Postpartum Support Society
Pacific Post Partum Support Society has been supporting…families experiencing postpartum distress, depression and anxiety since 1971. Online and phone counselling available.
Phone: 1-855-255-7999
www.postpartum.org

Emergency Depression Service
NEED Crisis Information Line (24 Hours)
Phone: 250-386-6323

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
The 10-question Edinburgh scale is a valuable and efficient way for individuals to identify whether they are at risk for perinatal depression. It is an easy-to-use and effective tool.
More information available here