Website to connect people with mental health, substance-use supports

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 63 , No. 8 , October 2021 , Pages 328 News

British Columbians can now navigate and connect with mental health and substance-use information and supports via the Wellbeing website ( The website features a guided search tool that helps users find a curated, personalized list of services based on their answers to simple questions about who they are and what they need. It is particularly beneficial for people who are seeking help for the first time and need extra guidance to learn about the information and supports that are available to them. It includes information about mental health and substance use to help support children or youth, postsecondary students, adults, parents or caregivers, seniors, Indigenous persons, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, people who use drugs, and service providers. Content on the website will be expanded with ongoing input from community partners and continuous peer review by people with lived and living experience of mental health and substance-use challenges.

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About the ICMJE and citation styles

The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.

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  • Only the first three authors are listed, followed by "et al."
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