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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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,...
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Get the Lifeguard App

If you or someone you know uses drugs, Lifeguard App provides one more way to stay safer. This life-saving app can automatically connect you to emergency...
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Join the Global Movement for Overdose Awareness

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day – a global event to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. 
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Funding for B.C. Treatment & Recovery Service Operators

Funding is available to support licensed and registered treatment and recovery service operators across B.C. These services help save lives.
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Light to Unite: A 3000 Km Bike Trip for Mental Health

In 2019, Tyler cycled 2800 km across B.C. Now, he is back on the road for a second bike trip to raise awareness about mental health. This year, Tyler’s journey...
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Pledge to End Substance Use Stigma

The words we choose to use make an impact. Join people across B.C. in taking the pledge to end the harm caused by using stigmatizing language.