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CRISIS LINES

BC Crisis Line:  604-872-3311 or 1-866-661-3311

Live chat also available at www.crisiscentrebc.ca 

 

Mental Health Support Line: Connect to a crisis line 24/7 - 310-6789 (no area code)

 

Youth online chat: www.youthinbc.com  

 

Victim Services (if impacted by a crime): call or text 1-800-563-0808 or VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca

 

SUICIDE

Suicide Distress Line: 1-800- SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

 

9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline - Call or text 988 if you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts or a mental health crisis. Quick access to support 24/7. 988.ca

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT & INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

Vancouver General Hospital Sexual Assault Service (24/7) go to ER / 604-875-2183

 

UBC Hospital Sexual Assault Service (8am-10pm) go to Urgent Care Centre / 604-822-7121

 

Rape Crisis Line: 604-872-8212 or 604-255-6344

 

Salal 24-Hour Crisis & Information Line (formerly WAVAW): 604-255-6344 or 1-877-392-7583

 

Battered Women’s Support Services: (24/7) 1-855-687-1868 / Text: 604-652-1867

 

North Shore Crisis Services Society/SAGE House: 604-987-3374BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse: https://bc-malesurvivors.com/

 

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Wellness Together Canada: 1-866-585-0445/phone counselling: 24/7 or text WELLNESS to 741741

 

Access and Assessment Centre (AAC): 604-675-3700

Non-life-threatening mental health or addictions concerns for Vancouver residents (7:30am-11pm) 7 days a week. Phone or walk-in.

 

Here2Talk: BC post-secondary students only (24/7) professional counselling and crisis support. 604-642-5212 or 1-800-857-3397

 

MEDICAL CONCERNS

HealthLinkBC (24hrs): phone 8-1-1 or 7-1-1 (deaf or hard of hearing)  www.healthlinkbc.ca  (nurse support)

 

CHILDREN & YOUTH SERVICES

Kids Help Phone: (24/7) 1-800-668-6868 or Text CONNECT to 686868 kidshelpphone.ca/urgent-help

 

www.youthspace.ca (6pm-midnight) Text: 778-783-0177 Chat: youthspace.ca

 

Youth Against Violence Line: (24/7) 1-800-680-4264 or Text: 604-836-6381 or TTY: 604-875-0885

Help for youth threatened by violence or those concerned about a youth

 

Covenant house: For youth aged 16 to 24 who have fled physical, emotional and sexual abuse; those who have been forced from their homes or experiencing homelessness.

 

INDIGENOUS & BIPOC SERVICES

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line and Online Counselling: (24/7)

1-855-242-3310 / online chat: hopeforwellness.ca

 

KUU-US Indigenous Crisis Line: (24/7) 1- 800-588-8717

 

National Residential School Crisis Line: (24/7)  1-866-925-4419

 

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Line: (24/7) 1-844-413-6649

 

Metis Crisis Line: 2(4/7) 1-833-METIS-BC (1-833-638-4722)

 

Native Youth Crisis Hotline: (24/7) 1-877-209-1266

 

Nisa Helpline: Phone support for Muslim women (7am-7pm) 1-888-315-6472

 

Black Youth Helpline: 1-833-294-8650 or https://blackyouth.ca (Canadian Based)

 

2SLGBTQIA+

QMUNITY: BC's Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Resource Centre, https://qmunity.ca/

 

MOSAIC, I Belong program: https://www.mosaicbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/I-Belong-Program-Brochure.pdf

 

Health Initiative for Men (HIM): 604-488-1001, office@checkhimout.ca  

https://checkhimout.ca/

 

Salaam Canada: for Muslim folks who identify as queer/trans https://www.salaamcanada.info/

 

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366

www.translifeline.org 

Peer support hotline run by and for trans folks (7am-1am)

 

SETTLEMENT SERVICES

Refugee applications, legal aid, employment search/preparation, volunteering, community connections and  more:

MOSAIC: https://www.mosaicbc.org/services/settlement/students/

SUCCESS:  https://successbc.ca/programs/?user_cat=temporary

 

SENIORS

Seniors’ Distress Line: For seniors or anyone concerned about an elder (24/7)

604-872-1234

 

Seniors Abuse and Information Line: 604-437-1940 / Toll-Free: 1-866-437-1940 Weekdays 8am-8pm; Weekends 10am to 5:30pm, excluding statutory holidays

 

ADDICTIONS

Alcohol and Drug Information Referral Service: (24/7) 604-660-9382 or 1-800-663-1441

 

Gambling Support Line: (24/7) 1-888-795-6111

EATING DISORDERS

National Eating Disorder Information Centre Hotline: 1-866-633-4220 or Chat: nedic.ca

 

Eating Disorders: Looking Glass, www.lookinglassbc.com

 

OTHER

Care to Speak: Peer support for healthcare and social service workers (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm)

1-866-802-7337 or text: 1-866-802-7337

 

Options for Sexual Health: www.optionsforsexualhealth.org

1-800-SEX-SENSE (1-800-739-7367)

If you know of a service that could be helpful for others and you do not see it here, please feel free to let me know.

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I wish to acknowledge that I live, play and conduct my work on the stolen ancestral lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and Shíshálh First Nations.

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