The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE), or call your local crisis centre.
Anywhere in BC: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789
Language Service: Both of the 310-6789 and 1-800-SUICIDE phone lines are available in over 140 languages using a language service. Let us know which language you require, and we will try and provide an interpreter.
Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
Fraser Health Crisis Line: 604-951-8855 or 1-877-820-7444
Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
Online Chat Service for Youth: www.YouthInBC.com (Noon to 1am)
Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca (Noon to 1am)
Online resource providing self-help information, community programs and workshops in British Columbia, resources for parents, caregivers in treating anxiety
Canadian Mental Health Association BC division
Toll-free phone (BC only) 1-800-555-8222
Mental health information, referral or support firstname.lastname@example.org
(please note the email is not monitored 24/7 and is not a crisis service)
BounceBack® is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.
Here to Help BC
Online self-help resources for mental health and substance use
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
BC’s Information Source for Children, Youth & Families
Local Phone: 604-875-2084
Toll Free: 1-800-665-1822
Suicide and Violence
S.A.F.E.R – (Suicide Attempt Follow-up Education & Research)
For Vancouver residents, provides counselling for individuals age 19 and over who have made a suicide attempt, are currently suicidal, or have suicidal ideation; also offers support and education for people who are concerned about the risk of suicide in a significant other or bereaved by a suicide death. Intake worker hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Call 604.875.4794.
VictimLink BC – 1-800-563-0808
VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across BC and Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.
Youth Against Violence Line
The Youth Against Violence Line is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people across BC to report crime or violent incidents, or to talk through any type of problem with a supportive person. We offer non judgmental support in many languages, and will provide you with options, information and referrals to services that can help. Parents, teachers, caregivers, service providers and others can also call for information about youth-related resources.
The Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service
Lower Mainland: 604-660-9382, BC: 1-800-663-1441
Worried about drug and alcohol use? 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 counselling and treatment services across BC. Services on the Alcohol and Drug Line are confidential, multilingual, free, and available 24/7.
Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre 13740 – 94A Avenue, Surrey BC (604) 587-3755
Vancouver Detox 377 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1B9 Phone: (604) 658-1280
Harbour Light Detox 604-646- 6844 or ring the doorbell at 119 East Cordova to ask about walk-in bed availability
Alcoholics Anonymous (604) 434-3933 or http://www.vancouveraa.ca/
Al-Anon Family Groups (604) 688-1716 or http://www.bcyukon-al-anon.org
Narcotics Anonymous (604) 873-1018 or http://www.bcrna.ca/
Nar-Anon Family Groups (604) 878-8844 or http://www.nar-anonbcregion.org
Problem Gambling Help Line – 1-888-795-6111 www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca
The Province’s Responsible Gambling Strategy exists to help reduce or prevent the harmful impacts of excessive or uncontrolled gambling. The mandate of the Strategy includes providing free support and treatment services and promoting responsible gambling practices through education and policy development.
Other Community Resources
BC211 – 2-1-1 is a confidential, multilingual telephone and texting service available in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Squamish-Lillooet and Sunshine Coast Regional Districts that specializes in providing free information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services, and operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Aboriginal Wellness Program (AWP) – (Vancouver) 604-875-6601.
Provides urban Aboriginal/First Nations community members outpatient services that focus on wellness. Both Aboriginal healing ways and Western medical approaches are used in service delivery. Treatment is offered for people with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, residential school effects and for those struggling with addictions.