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Crisis Resources

Are you in crisis or an emergency?

If you are in an emergency, or feel that you or someone else is at risk of harm, please contact someone immediately:

  • Call 911 for help right away. 
  • Speak to your doctor, or go to your nearest hospital emergency room, walk-in clinic or community health centre. If your community has a mental health car, you can call 911 to request it.
  • Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). If you are thinking about ending your life or are concerned about someone who may be, you can call for help any time of day or night, from anywhere across BC. It’s a free call.

Need someone to talk to right away?

If you are worried, confused or just need someone to talk to, there is help available:

  • Kid’s Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868. For kids and teens (ages 20 and under), professional counsellors are available to help, 24 hours a day. It’s free, confidential and anonymous.
  • Mental Health Support Line: Call 310-6789 (do not add 604, 778 or 250 before the number). This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal, 24 hours a day. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.
  • Crisis Text Service (Vancouver Island): Call 250-800-3806 from your mobile. Available from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Time, seven days a week. If you have unlimited coverage for SMS text messages with your mobile service provider, the texting service will be free of charge.