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Bones of Crows Film Screening Resources

This guide is intended to accompany Okanagan College's film screening of Bones of Crows to honour Truth and Reconciliation day. It contains mental health resources and educational resources for further reflection.

Mental Health Supports for Indigenous Peoples

Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) services include grief and loss counselling, crisis counselling, trauma counselling, Family and Group counselling and other supports including Traditional Healing Methods & Medicines, for more information please visit their website. Or, phone the IRSSS Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 (Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week)

Indian Residential Schools Mental Health Support Program (Government of Canada) provides mental and emotional health support services to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their families throughout all phases of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, for more information phone Toll-Free 1-877-477-0775.

FNHA First Nations Health Benefits Mental Health Providers List If you have questions about providers you can call the IRS toll-free number at 1.877.477.0775 Monday to Friday 8 am – 4 pm or download the service provider list.

Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. 

  • Phone and chat counselling is available in English, French, and Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut on request. 
  • Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or use the chat box on their website.

Métis Crisis Line. Call 1-833-Metis-BC (1-833-638-4722), 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

KUU-US Crisis Line is a culturally safe crisis line available 24/7, regardless of where individuals reside in BC.

KUU-US services are for First Nations, by First Nations and all crisis response personnel are certified and trained in Indigenous cultural safety and therefore bring an understanding of First Nations history and trauma from the residential schools to their roles.

Toll-free: 1-800-588-8717 - Youth Line: 250-723-2040 - Adult Line: 250-723-4050.

Other Mental Health Supports

Crisis Centre BC. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or thinking about suicide, call or chat online with a crisis responder any time: 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE), (24 hours a day),

Okanagan College Counselling Services, including making an appointment with an OC counsellor, Here2Talk, TalkCampus and more: 

Here 2 Talk connects students with mental health support when they need it. Through this program, all students – domestic or international – currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution have access to free, confidential counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone and web.

Canada-wide toll free, dial: 1-877-857-3397

Canada-wide direct, dial: 604-642-5212

If you are accessing from outside Canada. International calling charges may apply, dial: +1-604-642-5212

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