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Crisis and Help Lines

The Crisis Centre 24/7 Distress Lines 


BC-wide 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) 

TTY 1-866-872-0113 

 Helpline for Children - to report child abuse or neglect 


Telephone: 310-1234 (no area code required) 

Kids Help Phone (24hrs/day 7days/week)

Online: Phone: 1-800-668-6868 A national, bilingual, 24 hour toll free confidential phone counselling, referral and internet service for children and youth and/or their parents. 

BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information Line 


BC wide: 1-800-661-2121 

Healthlink BC 

(24hrs/day 7days/week)


Telephone: 811 

Healthlink BC provides confidential health information and advice by registered nurses 24 hours and Pharmacists from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. 

BC Health Guide Program 


BC Health Guide is a self-care program available 24 hours with the BC Health Guide Handbook, BC Nurseline, BC Health Files to help you understand and manage your health. 

Poison Control Information Line 

(24hrs/day 7days/week)

Toll-free in BC: 1-800-567-8911 

Call if concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance. 

Youth Against Violence Line 

(24hrs/day 7days/week) 


Toll Free: 1-800-680-4264 

Deaf and hard of hearing callers: TTY (604) 875-0885 (collect calls accepted) or Text (604) 836-6381 

Offer one-to-one support and information to help youth deal with issues of youth violence or crime.