Community Resources and Referrals

Starting in April 2009, this service of the BC Mental Health Information Line (previously administered by the Canadian Mental Health Association’s BC Division) will be provided in British Columbia by the Distress Line Network. 

Please phone the Distress Line Network at 310-6789 if you wish to speak to a trained volunteer specialist for support or referrals related to mental health (do not enter 604, 250 or 778 area codes).  This is a free call. This service is available 24 hours a day, with no wait or busy signal

If you prefer to access help and support via email, please write to the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information at bcpartners@heretohelp.bc.ca or use our contact form. You can also use our message board to get help from others. Please remember to tell us where you're writing from so we can help you better.

To order a variety of mental health publications, including Visions, BC's Mental Health and Addictions Journal, please contact the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information at 604-669-7600 or toll free at 1-800-661-2121, or by email at orders@heretohelp.bc.ca.

For any other non-emergency health related inquiry or referral, or to speak to a nurse or pharmacist, please phone 811 to reach HealthLinkBC. Again, this is a free call, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Interpretation services are available in more than 100 languages if you say the name of the language you need in English.

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