In Crisis?

Need Immediate Help?

If you find yourself in need of immediate help, call Emergency Services - 911. 

These are examples of situations that you should seek immediate help:

  • Thinking about ending your life or trying to end your life
  • Feeling scared because you're experiencing sensations that aren’t real and/or beliefs that can’t possibly be true
  • Becoming unable to care for yourself, and it’s putting you at risk of serious harm
  • Experiencing an alcohol or any other drug overdose
  • Taking a dangerous combination of substances (like medications and alcohol)

Need Someone to Talk to?

The Distress Phone Service provides confidential, non-judgmental support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. They can help if you are worried, feeling upset, or just want to talk with someone.

  • 24/7 Distress Phone Service - 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • Call  310-6789 (no area code needed) - available throughout British Columbia. 


Prefer to Chat Online?

Visit Youth in BC, an online resource where youth in distress can get help by having a real-time, online chat with a trained volunteer. Available from noon to 1 a.m. everyday.

Under 20? 

Call Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868), toll-free, 24-hour, confidential and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for young people ages 20 and under.