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The Pacific Postpartum Support Society offers telephone support calls, weekly support groups throughout the Lower Mainland, print information, and a Self-Help guide for women suffering postpartum depression. There is now a toll-free number for residents of British Columbia 1-855-255-7999.

Michael Schratter is a Vancouver school teacher who is biking around the world to battle the stigma and misconceptions of mental illness. His website is His e-mail address is

One organization benefiting from Schratter’s ride is the Canadian Mental Health Association’s BC Division. The charity promotes the mental health of all British Columbians.The CMHA will hold its National Conference on Mental Health called  "Movement Building" from September 14 - 16, 2011 in Kelowna, Check out to register. The early bird deadline is May 18. Sessions include embracing diversity, tapping technology and empowering young people. That group’s website is

Centered Lifestyle: Matthew Johnston, Child and Adolescent Therapist, works with children, youth, and families in the areas of child and adolescent development, parent-child dynamics, aggression issues, and spectrum disorders including autism and children affected by alcohol. Reach Centered Lifestyle Services at 604-523-5434 or on the web at

Westcoast Assistance Teams: Provides service dogs with individuals who have disabilities, including those with mental illness." West Coast Assistance Teams is a registered charity that provides highly trained and loving dogs to disabled people in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. We are a small community-based, human service organization that makes a huge difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Our program is certified by the Province of B.C. and we are governed by the Guide Animal Act Legislation." Reach them at


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