Contract Therapy and Crisis Counseling
The First Nations and Inuit Health Branch contracted Stó:lō Nation to provide mental health counseling to off-reserve clients located within the catchment area from Langley to Yale.
The contract therapist can also work with on-reserve communities under the Health Transfer Agreement, which includes Aitchelitz, Leq'a:mel, Matsqui, Popkum, Shxwha:y, Skawahlook, Skowkale, Squiala, Sumas, Tzeachten, and Yakweakwioose.
Stó:lō Nation has contracts with ten therapists in the Mission, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack areas who are approved by FNIHB to provide short-term crisis counseling. Community members can access this service by contacting the Health Intake Counselor.
National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy
This program aims to increase awareness of Aboriginal Youth Suicide, facilitating collaborative approaches and linkages within other services- while improving and strengthening crisis response efforts and enhancing knowledge development to what is known about what works in preventing youth suicide.
This program includes ensuring youth have a strong sense of identity, meaning, and purpose, along with resilience. For more information, please contact Health Services at 604-824-3200 or toll-free at 1-877-411-3200.