Memorial Fund

The Memorial Fund provides financial assistance to people with mental illness or their family members for education, physical fitness, recreational or artistic pursuits that will improve the quality of their lives.  ​The Memorial Fund was started in 1997 after a generous donation from Mary and Steven Coppinger in memory of their son Murray. Since 2003, […]

Partnership Presentations

“Compassion follows understanding.  It is therefore incumbent on us to understand as best we can.  The burden of disease will then become lighter for all.”​- Dr. E. Fuller Torrey Partnership Presentations are a free, public education program. Presentation teams consist of three trained presenters: a person with a psychiatric diagnosis, a family member and a mental […]

MHRP Resource Library

The MHRP Resource Room has a collection of books and DVDs on mental illness and related subjects.  Materials are organized by subject, including: first person accounts help for families recovery legal issues self-help medications The Resource Room also has a collection of periodicals, journals, fact sheets, community resource information and reference materials.  Items can be […]

Other Resources

Various phone, online, local, provincial and federal mental health resources, support groups, and agencies. This list is by no means exhaustive. Online and Phone Resources Phone Resources Suicide Support Helpline1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) Vancouver Island Crisis Line24 hour crisis line, chat, and text. VI Crisis Line also provides community mental health information, links to mental health resources […]

Mental Health Information

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Despite the stigmas surrounding mental illness, it is crucial to remember that mental health issues do not mean someone is weak, ‘crazy’, or bad. In the same way that a broken leg doesn’t make someone a bad person, neither does having a mental illness. Like a broken leg, mental illnesses are treatable and can be managed. You are not alone, and you are still you. 

​This resource page contains information on several mental illnesses, as well as online educational and informational links and videos.