Emergency Info

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER AND FEEL ABLE TO SEEK HELP, CALL 911.

You can call 911 in case of emergency or crisis, go to the nearest hospital or emergency room, or follow the instructions from your doctor or health nurse.

 

If you are thinking about ending your own life, call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) to get help right away, any time of day or night. It’s a free call.

 

You can also contact the Crisis Centre BC for help, and find out what you can do if someone you care about is thinking about suicide.

 

TransLifeline is an emergency site dedicated to trans people. 

 

You can also call the Kid’s Help Phone - it's for children and youth aged 5 to 20. Call 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor, 24 hours a day. It’s free, confidential, anonymous and available across Canada. They can also refer you to local services and resources. Kid’s Help Phone is available in English and French.

 

Call your Local Crisis Line - If you are in distress, call 310-6789 (do not add 604, 778 or 250 before the number) 24 hours a day to connect to a BC crisis line, without a wait or busy signal. The crisis lines linked in through 310-6789 have received advanced training in mental health issues and services by members of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information.

 

If calling 911 is not an option for you, call VictimLink BC at 1-800-563-0808 (24/7).  VictimLink BC provides information and referral services for victims of family and sexual violence and all other crimes. It is a multilingual line. VictimLink BC is also TTY accessible. Call TTY at (604) 875-0885. If calling from outside the Lower Mainland, please call the Telus Relay Service at 711. Or send a text to 604-836-6381. You can also send an email to victimlinkbc@bc211.ca

 

(Information taken from the CMHA website.)