If you or someone you know is suicidal, call:
Crisis Line Association of BC (CLABC)
CLABC is a provincial association is dedicated to ensuring that every person in BC has access to the needed emotional support and critical services that crisis lines provide.
The 310Mental Health Support line is a toll-free number that can be accessed from anywhere in the province, at any time of day. Callers receive emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health: 310-6789 (no need to dial area code)
CLABC also offers local crisis line areas that provide emotional support, crisis intervention and community resource information. You can find your local line by referring to this map: www.crisislines.bc.ca/#!mapcrisis-lines/cteb
Car 87 is the number of a police unit that is dispatched to respond to calls where mental illness is thought to be a factor.
A joint service of the Vancouver Police Department and Vancouver Coastal Health, Mental Health Emergency Services (Car 87) is a crisis response and emergency service that responds to calls involving people with apparent mental illness or in acute distress. Riding together in Car 87, a police officer and a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse respond to calls together, assess for mental illness, help those in crisis and refer individuals to resources.
In addition to Car 87, Mental Health Emergency Services (MHES) operate a telephone crisis line where nurses assist callers who are in crisis, providing them with pertinent information and triaging situations to the appropriate resources. A member of the team can be reached around the clock at 604-874-7307 or via 911.
VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across BC and the Yukon 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.
VictimLink BC: 1-800-563-0808 or visit their website at www.victimlinkbc.ca
The information contained in this toolkit is provided for general information only.
It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your physician or appropriate health-care provider with respect to your particular circumstances.