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I feel stressed and anxious about COVID-19. Where can I get support?

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Nov 5, 2021

These feelings are completely reasonable reactions to what is happening right now. You are not alone! Learn what to do if you’re anxious or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) from Anxiety Canada.

The federal government has launched the Wellness Together Canada online portal to help Canadians get connected to FREE mental health and substance use support, resources and counselling with a mental health professional. 

For immediate crisis support 

  • Adults text WELLNESS to 741741
  • Frontline workers text FRONTLINE to 741741
  • Youth can text WELLNESS to 686868

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger or need urgent medical support.

BC is expanding mental health services and creating new programs. Find virtual mental health support during COVID-19.

Here are some more resources to help you cope:

 For Indigenous Peoples, Hope for Wellness provides emotional support and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. You can call to connect with a counsellor. On request, phone counselling is also available in: Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut. Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 or

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) has a comprehensive list of COVID-19 Coronavirus financial, health, and wellness resources.

Call the KUU-US Crisis Response Service at 1-800-588-8717 for culturally-aware crisis support for Indigenous peoples in B.C.