Call 1-800-SUICIDE if you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts of suicide.
The Crisis Centre is a safe place to turn when there seems to be no hope. This service is available in over 140 languages, just say which language you require and they will try and provide an interpreter. All services are free, confidential and non-judgmental.
Other services offered by the Crisis Centre:
• Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789
• Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line: 604-872-3311
• Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
• Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
• Online Chat Service for Youth: www.YouthInBC.com (Noon to 1 am)
• Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca (Noon to 1 am)
Provided by the Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia.
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.
KUU-US Crisis Line Society is based in Port Alberni but provides support to Indigenous peoples throughout B.C.
Crisis phone operators provide a non-judgmental space for callers to talk and help with problem solving. KUU-US maintains and in-depth referral database and can access whether callers need outreach services.
This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Help line operators provide confidential peer support to trans and questioning callers. The hotline is open 24/7, but operators are guaranteed to be available between 7 am to 2 am PST.
Trans Lifeline respects your gender identity. Whether you are male, female, non-binary, agender, queer, questioning, or anywhere in between, they will provide you with support without judgment.
Need help supporting a trans loved one? Trans Lifeline's Family & Friends Line provides peer support for friends, partners, family members and professionals supporting trans loved ones and community members. Trans Lifeline trusts trans people as the experts in their own lives, and resource trans people’s support networks to do the same.
To access this service, call the main hotline and ask for the Family & Friends Line. The operator will find out the best time to call you back and you will receive a call from a Family & Friends operator who has lived experience supporting trans people.
Immediate, free, confidential crisis support by phone. Available for victims of family or sexual violence 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
VictimLink BC’s telephone service is available for victims of family or sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services. This service also provides information and referrals for all victims of crime.
VictimLink BC provides service in more than 150 languages, including many North American Aboriginal languages.
All VictimLink BC staff are trained victim service workers and can connect people to a network of community, social, health, justice and government resources, including victim services, transition houses and counselling resources. VictimLink BC is provided by 211 British Columbia Services Society.
Trained support workers talk with young people and concerned adults about bullying, gang activity, sexual exploitation, harassment, and many other youth-related issues.
Information is safe, confidential and anonymous. Support workers are available by telephone, email or texting. Concerned parents, teachers, caregivers, service providers and others are also welcome to call for information and assistance.
This service is provided by 211 British Columbia Services Society.