First Nations Health Authority – Mental Wellness and Substance Use

The First Nations Health Authority is responsible for planning, management, service delivery and funding of health programs, in partnership with First Nations communities across British Columbia. Guided by the vision of embedding cultural safety and humility into health service delivery, the First Nations Health Authority works to reform the way health care is delivered to BC First Nations through direct services, provincial partnership collaboration, and health systems innovation.

The First Nations Health Authority – Mental Wellness and Substance Use provides information for First Nations communities on mental wellness, substance use prevention and treatment, residential treatment centres and overdose information.

  • Overdose Information provides information on naloxone, how to stop an overdose, harm reduction, and treatment.
  • Residential Schools Program provides information on the Indian Residential Resolution Health Support Program which includes mental health and emotional support to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their families.
  • Substance Use Prevention and Treatment provides information on culturally relevant community based services and supports available.
  • Treatment Centres provides a list of the 10 residential treatment centres funded through the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP). Treatment is available to males, females, youth and families.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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