Alcohol & Substance Abuse Program

Substance Abuse – Arnold Jackson, NNADAP Counselor 250.842.6236 

The Mental Health counselor delivers a comprehensive mental health program to meet the needs of client members of Gitxsan Health Society service delivery area. The program reflects a community based approach for the provision of Mental Health services to clients, and comprises of four main approaches;

  • crisis intervention
  • counselling
  • education
  • coordination

The overall purpose for the mental health program is to empower individual clients through the provision of psychological counseling that is appropriate with the Gitxsan concept of kinship and extended family.

The mental health component of the Gitxsan Health Plan will reflect a holistic perspective on mental health that includes:

  • need for psychological, social harmony and integration
  • quality of life and general well being
  • self actualization and personal growth
  • cultural id entity and sense of self

We pleased to offer CONFIDENTIAL  Counseling services to members from Kispiox and   Sik-e-dakh.

If you would like to see anyone in our Mental Health Team,  please call either:

  • Arnold Jackson, National Native Addiction & Drug Counselor (Monday -Friday)  at 250 842-6236,
  • David Hockin (Tuesday – Friday) at the Sik-e-dakh Health Centre at 250 842-6876

For after hours, if  you are feeling overwhelmed,  depressed,  confused, suicidal or just need someone to listen please call  the  CRISIS LINE  1 888 562-1214.  It is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It is confidential and they do not have call display.

There is a Youth Support Line at 1 888 564-8336 (teen) that operates 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week, after hours calls are directly forwarded to the 24 hour line.    There is a Youth Chat website for youth in crisis or who may need information or referrals.  The website has the same hours as the youth line.   

 Check out the website     For   suicidal crisis, call 1800 SUICIDE

Also you can check out the following links to connect with 24 Hr KUU-US CRISIS SERVICES ~ A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN TALK, TRUST, AND FEEL 

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