Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC


The Distress Phone Services provide confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Call the distress phone service at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433),

Kids Help Phone


Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) has toll-free, 24-hour phone, online chat, counselling and referral service for young people. You can also connect by texting CONNECT to 686868, you can chat confidentially with a trained, volunteer Crisis Responder for support with any issue, if you would like to stop the conversation text STOP. 

Phone (24/7) and online chat (24/7) allows you to connect whenever and however you want. It’s safe, private and non-judgmental.

Read more about what to expect when connecting with Kids Help Phone.

Crisis Services Canada


Crisis Services Canada offers a toll free distress number (1-833-456-4566) available 24/7. You can also text 45645 to be connected to at Crisis Responder.

Youth In BC


Prefer to chat online? Youth in BC is an online resource where youth who need assistance can get help by having a real-time online chat (every day noon – 1am) with a trained volunteer. You can also get email support from the Crisis Centre’s professional staff by emailing –

Read more about what to expect when connecting with Youth in BC.