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)
  • Feeling that you might harm someone else in the near future

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.

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 am everyday.

UNDER 20?

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