BC Resources

1.  The Red Book
2.  BC Mental Health Resources
3.  Navigating the Mental Health Care System in BC for Children/Youth
4.  Website Resources for Mental Illness


Crisis Resources

1.  Crisis Resources

Services to contact:
1) Mental Health Emergency:

  • 911.  Call 911, go to the nearest emergency room or follow the emergency instructions provided by your doctor, mental health professional or care team. If your community has a mental health car, you can call 911 to request it.
  • Crisis 24 hours: 310-6789 (BC Mental Health Support Line)  website: 
  • Mental Health Emergency Services: 604-874-7307 (24 hours crisis line)  Provides 24 hour telephone mental health crisis intervention for people experiencing a psychiatric emergency or needing urgent support and information. For people who are feeling depressed or suicidal, seeking information about schizophrenia or other mental illnesses, concerned about a friend or relative and/or not sure where to turn for help. Free service.

2) Suicide Counselling and Prevention:  

  • Crisis Centre of BC  1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • SAFER: 604-879-9251 Suicide Attempt Follow-up Education & Research Program (SAFER) – Intake Worker, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday: 604-675-3985 #301-1669 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N1V9
  • SUCCESS Chinese Help Lines: Cantonese: 604-270-8233/Mandarin:  604-270-8222

3)  Tips for Coping with Mental Health Crises and Emergencies

4)  HealthLink BC:  Call 811 or visit to access free, non-emergency health information for anyone in your family, including mental health information. Through 811, you can also speak to a registered nurse about symptoms you’re worried about, or talk with a pharmacist about medication questions.



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