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.

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Indigenous Voices on the Toxic Drug Crisis in B.C.

Having conversations about substance use, addiction, and overdose have never been more important. Watch Saige and John share their stories.
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Buddy Check for Jesse Supports Youth Mental Health

Buddy Check for Jesse – a youth-focused non-profit organization – is supporting coaches of youth sports teams to talk openly to their players about mental...
BC Lions Alumni, Travis Lulay and Geroy Simon sit together, talking about the overdose crisis in B.C.

BC Lions Alumni Talk About the Impact of the Overdose Crisis on Men

The overdose crisis is having a devastating impact on British Columbians. 2020 had the highest number of overdose deaths ever in B.C. Nearly five people lost...
Vancouver Canucks Alumni, Corey Hirsch and Kirk McLean, talking to each other about men's mental health.

Canucks Alumni Open Up About Men’s Mental Health

Vancouver Canucks Alumni, Corey Hirsch and Kirk McLean, want men to know it’s okay to get help if they are experiencing mental health challenges. They explain...
Canucks Alumnus, Kirk McLean, speaks about the impact of the overdose crisis in B.C.

A Message from Former NHL Goaltender, Kirk McLean, on the Overdose Crisis in B.C.

Canucks Alumnus, Kirk McLean, reflects on the overdose crisis in B.C. and how it has impacted those he cares about. He explains that it’s a bigger crisis than...
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WATCH: Corey Hirsch on Why We Need to Talk About Mental Health

Corey Hirsch, Vancouver Canucks alumnus, says there is no shame in finding support with your mental health. He shares his personal story and talks about the...
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COVID-19 and Substance Use Over the Holiday Season

This year continues to look different than what we have been used to in the past, including this holiday season. There are supports you can put in place to...
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Harm Reduction Resources and Supports for Indigenous People

The First Nations Health Authority has resources and supports to help prevent overdose deaths and reduce harms to Indigenous peoples in B.C.
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Myths About the Overdose Crisis in B.C.

More and more, the conversation about substance use is changing. However, common myths still exist, including some about the overdose crisis – an ongoing...

Ways to Stay Safer

The illegal drug supply in B.C. is more toxic and unpredictable than ever. People are losing their loved ones every single day – family, friends, neighbours,...