Hear from everyday change-makers who are working to stop overdoses. Learn from those who are helping to put a human face on the overdose crisis in our province. Powerful stories that can help others heal, provide hope and remind us of our humanity. Share these stories with others and get involved in your community. Together we can build greater awareness about overdose.

Manjot Sanghera talks about mental health to reduce stigma

How Youth Can Help Reduce Stigma

As an ambassador with the South Asian Youth Mental Health (SAYMH) program, Manjot Sanghera is one of a team of young people working to reduce stigma in B.C....
Two male construction workers discuss substance use during coffee break

Safer Substance Use: Axe and Looking out for Friends

Axe is like a lot of young guys. He went to college. He works in the trades. He’s connected to his family. Axe also uses substances. “I started smoking weed in...
Banner of brightly coloured flags with names of people who have died of overdoses honours losses

5 Ways People Made a Difference in 2019

Throughout 2019, people from all walks of life worked hard to save lives, reduce stigma and raise awareness of the overdose emergency in B.C. These change-...
Mother and child enjoy looking at festive lights

Mental Health and Self-Care Over the Holidays

During the holidays, many people hope to spend quality time with family, friends and loved ones. As well as feelings of happiness and celebration, the holiday...
Open medicine cabinet

Household Safety for Medications

It’s important to follow safety guidelines for all medications – whether they are prescription medications like opioids or benzodiazepines – or purchased over-...
Youth discuss substance use challenges in group counselling session

How Foundry Supports Youth to Find Positive Pathways

If someone’s substance use affects their grades at school, performance at work or relationships with friends and family, they may be experiencing substance use...
Jashandeep Gill talks about mental health to reduce stigma

South Asian Youth Talk to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

As an ambassador with the South Asian Youth Mental Health (SAYMH) program, Jashandeep Gill is part of a team of young people working to reduce stigma in B.C....
Project Angel logo and peer support coordinator contact details

Project Angel Gives Hope in Overdose Emergency

An innovative partnership in Abbotsford is showing that when different parts of a community work together, bridges can be built, hearts can be opened, and...
Young man looking toward sunlight filtered through a forest.

Stories of Recovery

Mental health and substance use challenges can be different for everyone. How these challenges start, the way people experience them, and the pathways people...

Common Types of Opioids

Opioids are a group of substances with pain-relieving properties. They come in many different types, strengths, and forms and are mostly prescribed by doctors...