1 (888) 494-3888
The Vancouver Island Crisis Line is committed to bringing mental health wellness to all communities of Vancouver Island by providing accessible, 24 hour, 7 days a week, emotional telephone support during times of crisis, including connection to Mental Health Crisis Professionals when required, and information about community resources. We value the principles of confidentiality, non-judgmental acceptance, and respect for diversity, personal empowerment and cooperation.
Online Emotional Support - Anouther service newly added to increase access to support services, there is now a link called, 'Chat Now' on our webpage, www.vicrisis.ca, that will allow someone to begin connecting. Available every night, 7 days a week, from 6pm to 10pm. Chat creates a safe online venue where people can reach out for help. This will be an outlet for populations traditionally hard to engage in face-to-face mental health care such as teens, those who are homebound, people with social anxieties and phobias, and people with hearing or speech impairments.
Additional Contact Information:
Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1 (888) 494-3888, offers 24-hour crisis line service to Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet, as defined by Island Health. It operates 365 days a year. Crisis workers provide short-term nonjudgemental emotional, support, crisis intervention, information, and resources. Note: This toll-free number works only within the province of British Columbia. Out-of-province callers needing to reach the Crisis Line are invited to dial our office number at 1 (250) 753-2495 (long distance fees apply) and select Option 2 to be transferred to the Vancouver Island Crisis Line.
1800SUICIDE: 1 (800) 784-2433, supports callers experiencing suicidal thoughts 24/7. Workers provide skilled suicide assessment, de-escalation, intervention, referrals, and short-term support.
Mental Health Support: 310-6789, provides empowering emotional support, information on appropriate resources, and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns.
Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1 (833) 456-4566, Canada Suicide Prevention Service includes 24/7 Crisis Line service. The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is part of the CSC collaboration of non-profit distress and crisis service centres located throughout Canada. This service is available throughout Canada.
Crisis Text Services: (250) 800-3806, 7 days a week, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm.
Crisis Chat Services: Online emotional support at www.vicrisis.ca. 7 days a week, 6:00pm-10:00pm.