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Mental Health & Wellness - Crisis / Help Lines

1800SUICIDE

The Vancouver Island Crisis Line and other network members of the Crisis Line Association of BC answer this 24/7/365 provincial service to support callers experiencing suicidal thoughts. Workers provide skilled suicide assessment, de-escalation, intervention, resources, and short-term support.
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Toll-free: 1-800-784-2433
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310 Mental Health Support

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society also answers the provincial 310 Mental Health Support 24/7/365 to provide empowering emotional support, information on appropriate resources and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns.
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Phone: 310-6789
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BC Bereavement Helpline & Online Resource Centre

The BC Bereavement Helpline is a non-profit, free and confidential service that connects the public to grief support services within BC.
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984 W. Broadway
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1K7
Phone: Toll-free 1-877-779-2223
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Central Vancouver Island Crisis Line

We provide non-judgmental emotional support, crisis and suicide intervention services and community resource information. Calls are kept confidential and anonymous.more info

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1665 Grant Ave
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5K7
Crisis Phone: (250) 754-4447
Office Phone: (250) 753-2495
Fax: (250) 753-2475
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Crisis Lines

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Vancouver Island Crisis Text Line
BC
Phone: (250) 800-3806

Helpline for Children in BC

If a child is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or your local police.

If you think a child is being abused or neglected, you can call the 24-hour Helpline for Children toll-free at 310-1234 (no area code is required).more info

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Ministry of Children and Family Development
BC
Phone: 310-1234
Toll-free: 1-800-663-9122
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The Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service

Whether it’s for yourself or someone you care about, you can call us for information, options and support. We can refer you to a full range of counseling and treatment services across BC. Services on the Alcohol and Drug Line are confidential, multilingual, free, and available 24/7.
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Toll-free: 1-800-663-1441

The Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service

This help-line is for people needing help with any kind of substance abuse. Referrals include treatment services for adults and youth, education/prevention resources, self-help groups, contacts for fetal alcohol syndrome and other addiction concerns. Service provided by Information Services Vancouver and funded by the Ministry of Health. Hours: 24 hours, seven days a week. Telephone interpreting services are available.
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Phone: BC: 1-800-663-1441
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Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit service dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need.
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Toll-free: 1-877-330-6366
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Vancouver Island Crisis Line

The Vancouver Island Crisis Text Line offers mobile support to Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and the Rivers Inlet, seven day a week between 6:00pm and 10:00pm.
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BC
Toll-free: 1-888-494-3888