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.
- 24/7 Distress Phone Service – 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
- 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 am everyday.