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Need urgent help?

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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).

Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), Live Chat or SMS/Text: Text 45645 anytime if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be. 

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

Kids Help Phone

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Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) is a toll-free, 24-hour phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for young people. 

Whether by phone (24/7) or online chat (Wednesday-Sunday from 3pm-11pm) you can 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.

Youth in BC

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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 – youthinbc@crisiscentre.bc.ca.

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

 

YouthSpace

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Prefer to chat online or by text? Youthspace.ca provides emotional support and crisis intervention service for young people under 30. Youthspace.ca is made up of a community of volunteers who are here to support you – whatever you are going through. 

Chat and text are available from 6:00pm to midnight every day.

Read more about what to expect when connecting with Youthspace.ca

Mental Health Support and Information Line

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The Mental Health Support and Information Line (310-6789 – no area code needed) provides 24/7 support if you are worried, feeling upset, or just want to talk with someone.