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We thank Tina Coldwell of TLC Entertainment for her generous donation to the Vancouver Island Crisis Society’s youth suicide prevention programs. Her special event, held on April 11, 2013, at The Queens nightclub in Nanaimo, was smashing! Prior to the event, facilitators Lyndsay and Heather discuss the Crisis Society’s programs in Kait Burgan’s go!Island segment which begins with Tina sharing her story of loss.
The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is contracted by the Vancouver Island Health Authority to provide the Vancouver Island Crisis Line service to the entire island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet.
We are a registered non-profit agency whose services include 24-hour crisis lines (providing crisis intervention, information, and referrals); Suicide Bereavement Support Group meetings; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshops, training in schools with youth and teachers; and various workshops and customized training addressing suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and communication skills for individuals and agencies throughout our communities.
We also work in partnership with Vancouver Island Health Authority to provide public access to Mental Health and Addictions services in the communities administered by VIHA.
Crisis is a point of opportunity as well as danger.
Successful crisis intervention involves
helping people take advantage of the opportunity
and avoid the danger inherent in crisis.
ERASE Bullying, a new website launched by the Ministry of Education of British Columbia in November 2012, provides information for youth and for parents, as well as content pertaining to policies, resources, and safe schools. Its motto: Expect respect, and a safe education.