The Vancouver Island Crisis Society
Providing 24-Hour Crisis Line Support and Resources for Vancouver Island and BC
Also available: Crisis Chat Online Emotional Support
Crisis Chat for all ages is offered from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Time, 7 days a week.
Please click on the icon above during designated chat session times to reach someone.
Vancouver Island Crisis Chat provides online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. Our crisis workers are here to listen and to support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.
If you require support immediately, please call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888, which is available 24/7. If you are dealing with an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
Please also see our Chat Resources and Etiquette guidelines.
Check out our new TV commercial!
Shaw customers on Vancouver Island are able to see our public service announcement on many Shaw television stations from October 25, 2013, to April 25, 2014.
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Crisis Society News
- Our 2013 Annual Report provides a detailed summary of our activities.
- In our latest media release – Why Crisis Chat? – we present the statistics and trends that inspired the Crisis Society to launch our crisis chat services to serve all Vancouver Island communities.
- Back by popular demand, the Central Vancouver Island Community Resource Directory is available as a print document. Detailed information includes links to other print resource directories available elsewhere on Vancouver Island.
Proud to be the recipient of United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island funding for youth suicide prevention programs.
CALL FOR HELP. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
If you are in crisis, please call the Crisis Line.
Emails sent from this website are
directed to administrative personnel
(not crisis line workers)
and are reviewed only during business hours.
Crisis lines are available 24 hours per day,
seven days a week.
Vancouver Island Crisis Line:
for people in emotional crisis,
including suicide and mental health issues
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Helping People Find their Way
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); crisis chat services; regional support of 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.
Lee Ann Hoff
People in Crisis
Upcoming Training Sessions