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Need urgent help? Find support here.

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), online 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) has toll-free, 24-hour phone and online chat counselling and referral service for young people. 

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.

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.

Sex Sense

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Sex Sense is a free and confidential sexual health resource and referral service available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (PST) at 1-800-739-7367 (throughout BC) or 604-731-7803 (Lower Mainland). You can also submit your questions via an email.
You can also locate a sexual health clinic here (Opt Clinic Finder) and here (Smart Sex Resource).