Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a non-profit volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and deal with crisis. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week the Crisis Centre provides emotional support to youth, adults and seniors in distress.

The Crisis Centre also provides workshops about mental and emotional wellness. Workshops are available in formats focused towards seniors, youth, schools, suicide prevention training and mindfulness self-care.

  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433): for individuals who are or know someone who is having thoughts of suicide. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in up to 140 languages. Operated in partnership with Crisis Line Association of BC.
  • Seniors Distress Line: seniors in British Columbia can call 604-872-1234 for telephone support from a trained volunteer at the Crisis Centre on topics specific to older adults. Topics may include suicide, retirement, stress, relocation, loss of a loved one, physical or mental health issues, emotional support, or help working through a problem. The Seniors Distress Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in up to 140 languages.
  • Youth in BC: online crisis service for youth (up to 25 years of age) to chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre. A range of topics can be discussed such as suicide, sexuality, depression, stress, and relationships. Youth in BC online chat is available from noon to 1am daily.
  • Crisis Centre Chat: online crisis service for adults (older than 25 years) to chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre. A range of topics can be discussed such as suicide, mental illness, stress, physical health, work, relationship conflicts, parenting, caregiving, and other family issues. Crisis Centre Chat is available from noon to 1am daily.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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