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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).

You can also

  • call the crisis line at 1-800-784-2433
  • chat online with Kids Help Phone
  • SMS/Text Kids Help Phone by texting CONNECT to 686868, if you would like to stop the conversation text STOP

For other phone, chat or text support options, visit our Get Support section.

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Flo

A period tracker & ovulation calculator that helps predict accurate menstrual cycle predictions.

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EC Emergency IUD Network

Look for a clinician who can insert an IUD quickly for emergency contraception.

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OptBC Clinic Finder

Options for Sexual Health is the largest non-profit sexual health organization in Canada, and has 60 clinics all around B.C. Opt's clinics along with the affiliated organizations and individuals listed below are part of a network of sexual health service providers who you can access when you need to talk about sexuality or sexual health.

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It’s A Plan

With so many options available, making the right decisions about contraception can be a little overwhelming. It's a plan was created to help you and your health care provider determine the method that's best for you.

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HIM – Health Initiative for Men

Health Initiative for Men is a non-profit society that aims to strengthen the health and well-being of gay men. They offer the full spectrum of gay men’s sexual health testing, as well as professional counselling, sexual health education, and an engaging mix of social and volunteer opportunities.

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Scarleteen

Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality and relationships education and support organization and website.

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Sex and U

SexandU.ca takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to Canadians. From talking about sex, to lifestyle choices, to contraception awareness and sexually transmitted infections, SexandU.ca provides accurate, credible, and up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health.

SexandU.ca is an initiative of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Canada’s leading authority on sexual and reproductive health.

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Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice! is a site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers. "Alice" provides information on a wide range of health topics.

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SexSense

Sex Sense is a free and confidential sexual health resource and referral service provided by Opt - Options for Sexual Health. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (PST).
Call us at 1-800-739-7367 throughout BC* or 604-731-7803 in the Lower Mainland
*The 1-800-739-7367 line is toll-free for callers within BC and the Yukon, Canada. For callers outside of these areas, regular long distance charges may apply.

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TransCareBC

Trans Care BC will help you understand the concepts, definitions, terms and expressions used when talking about trans identity, gender, sexual orientation and health and wellness.

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Qmunity

Through publications, multimedia materials, one-on-one consultations, and interactive workshops, Qmunity helps individuals, families, businesses, schools, and service providers to identify and avoid discriminatory behaviours and to explore the complexity, fluidity, and potential of sexual and gender diversity.

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Anti Violence Project

The Anti Violence Project offers services to all people of all genders who have been impacted by gender-based violence, either by directly experiencing it, through causing harm to someone, or supporting or knowing someone who has experienced it

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Smartsex Resource

Visit this site if you need information and resources on sexual health. If you live in Canada, you can also ask a question or chat privately with one of our nurses. You can live chat with our nurses on:

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM
Thursdays 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Chat times do change, so please check the next date & time posted on the site.

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BC Women’s Sexual Assault Service

We provide care to anyone from any province or country, who is 13 or older and has been sexually assaulted within the past 7 days.

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WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre

WAVAW provides immediate emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through our 24-Hour Crisis Line.

Our toll-free, confidential Crisis Line is answered by empathetic and skilled support workers. Crisis Line support workers are there to listen, to provide non-judgmental support and if needed, to provide information on available counselling services or referrals to other community programs and organizations.

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VictimLinkBC

VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. and the 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.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

The BCCDC provides information about, and diagnoses and treats sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in its clinics in British Columbia.

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