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, and need to talk with someone.

Mental Health Support: 310-6789 (no need to dial area code) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health. ​

1800SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433 if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be. ​


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.