If you are in crisis you can call any of the following confidential, non-judgmental helping lines for emotional support and resource information. Many crisis lines help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in multiple languages.
In an emergency, call 9-1-1.
BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, 310-6789, no area code required, toll-free, 24/7.
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of B.C., Distress Line 24/7, BC-wide 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433); Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca (Noon to 1am).
CTC Telecare Crisis & Caring Line (Christian-Based Crisis Line serving all BC) Crisis Lines: 604-852-9099 or toll-free 1-888-852-9099
KUU-US Crisis Line 250-723-4050 on Vancouver Island; toll-free 1-800-588-8717 across BC. 24/7 crisis service for all Aboriginal people on Vancouver Island and in the province of BC. KUU-US’s services work to ensure agencies, individuals and families that they are receiving a continuum of services that reduces the likelihood of “falling through the cracks”.
250-949-8333; 250-974-5326 Local in Alert Bay and Kingcome; 24/7, provides anonymous, confidential, and non-judgemental emotional support for those in need.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S Chinese Help Lines Crisis Lines serves all BC. Cantonese 604-270-8233; Mandarin 604-270-8222
Vancouver Island Crisis Line and Chat Crisis Line 24/7 toll-free 1-888-494-3888 Crisis Chat: www.vicrisis.ca; Crisis Text: 250-800-3806 Also known as NEED, this service provides emotional support and crisis intervention, and has a comprehensive information referral service.