Vancouver Island Crisis Line
The Vancouver Island Crisis Line 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: Persons calling from outside of Canada can dial 1-250-754-4447 to reach the Vancouver Island Crisis Line (long distance charges may apply).
The Vancouver Island Crisis Line and other network members of the Crisis Line Association of BC (CLABC) answer this 24/7/365 provincial service to support callers experiencing suicidal thoughts. Workers provide skilled suicide assessment, de-escalation, intervention, referrals, and short-term support.
310Mental Health Support
(no need for "1" in front of this number)
The Vancouver Island Crisis Society also answers the provincial 310Mental Health Support service 24/7/365, also as part of CLABC, to provide empowering emotional support, information about appropriate resources and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns.
Talk Suicide Canada
Developed by Crisis Services Canada (CSC), the Talk Suicide Canada network provides 24/7/365 Crisis Line support. The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is part of the CSC, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) collaboration of non-profit distress and crisis service centres located throughout Canada.
Support is available via text at 45645, from 4:00 pm to 12 midnight Eastern.
All four of the crisis line services described above have access to language translation services.