Call for culturally-aware crisis support for Indigenous peoples in B.C.
Self-esteem has to do with how you feel about who you are as a person and the way in which you view yourself.
Self-esteem can change over time. It may be influenced by the world around you, beliefs that exist in society, attitudes of specific people or groups towards others, as well as your own life experiences. Racism, sexism, stereotyping and social media can also impact self-esteem.
You may experience high-self esteem if things in life are going the way you want them to and you feel “good” about yourself. You may have feelings of low self-esteem when negative events happen in your life, or you feel like you weren’t successful at something.
When you have low self-esteem, you may have a challenging time enjoying life or meeting your goals. People who experience anxiety or depression or have other types of mental or physical health conditions can experience low-self esteem.
How can you build your self-esteem?
Building your self-esteem can take time, but there are many ways to improve your self-esteem.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle or using positive affirmations can make you feel better and more hopeful about your life. Learn more about building self-esteem.
If you have been feeling consistent low-self esteem or experiencing mental health challenges that are affecting your life, such as anxiety of depression, you may want to reach out for help. Support is available.
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HealthLink BC (8-1-1)
Free, reliable non-emergency health information and advice available by phone (8-1-1), online, or mobile app.
Free, reliable non-emergency health information and advice available by phone, online, or mobile app.
Get the health information you need to make decisions for yourself and those you care for. Information is available anywhere in B.C., any time of the day or night, every day of the year, online or by phone.
Visit HealthLinkBC or call 8-1-1 to speak with a health service navigator, who can also connect you with a:
Registered nurse any time, every day of the year
Registered dietitian from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Qualified exercise professional from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Pharmacist from 5 pm to 9 am every day of the year
Translation services are available in more than 130 languages. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, you can call 8-1-1 using Video Relay Services (VRS) or Teletypewriter (TTY) – learn more.
bc211 is a free, confidential information service that helps you find community, government and social services in B.C.
Search online for programs and services that cover everything from mental health services and financial assistance to food banks and emergency shelters.
Phone: bc211 provides support by phone in over 150 languages across B.C, available 24 hours, seven day a week. Access for the deaf or hard of hearing community available at 1-604 875-0885.
Text: Text the name of your city to 2-1-1 in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Squamish-Lillooet, Sunshine Coast Regional Districts, Vancouver Island, or the Gulf Islands to chat with an Information & Referral Specialist, seven days a week between 8am to 11pm.
Chat: Available from anywhere in B.C. through web chat between 8am to 11pm, seven days a week.
bc211 is provided by 211 British Columbia Services Society.
Online information and resources that help people live well, prevent and manage mental health and substance use challenges.
Find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in B.C. Explore strategies to help you take care of your mental health and use substances in healthier ways and learn how you can support a loved one.
Emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health in British Columbia.
If you need support with your mental health, call to find help immediately.
The service is confidential, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is toll-free anywhere in British Columbia (no need to dial an area code), provided by the Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia.