WELCOME! this part of the site is a work in progress – i have decided to curate all of the various content that i find helpful here, and make it easy for you to access various articles, written and audio resources, and in person services. it is currently divided into in real life resources (support groups, movement work), and written resources, things like articles, handbooks, worksheets, and other websites. my plan is to add audio and visual resources, as well as my favorite podcasts and books.

it’s important for you to note, in the words of kelly diels, “just ‘cuz I mention someone’s work does not mean we know each other. It doesn’t mean they even know I exist nor does it mean that they like me or approve of my work.”  some of the in-person, real life resources are either projects i have been involved in, or organizations or groups that i feel comfortable supporting. however, just because i share or link someone’s work doesn’t mean i endorse them unequivocally or they endorse me, or that they know i exist, i am simply sharing some part of their body of work that i think you may find helpful. please let me know if i have shared any content here that you believe to be harmful, prejudiced, or out of place.

also did i miss anything? do you know of an amazing resource that should be on this list but isn’t? let me know so i can add it and share it with others.

SUPPORT GROUPS 

GRASP: Grief Recovery After a Substance Use Passing
grasp was created to offer understanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love due to overdose. there are peer-led meetings held monthly across canada and throughout the US, as well as free resources available on their website.

IDEAS group 
a peer-based, therapist facilitated monthly drop-in group intended for all past, present and future users of consciousness-altering substances. support and integration for those using psychedelics. monthly meetings are currently held in victoria + vancouver.

BC Bereavement Helpline 
the helpline assists the bereaved and their caregivers with coping and managing grief. volunteer phone operators are able to support callers and refer to groups and resources throughout the province.