Get Help

Finding help for a mental health or substance use problem is an important step in discovering your path to wellness.

If you need help immediately

If you believe that your life or someone’s else life is in danger, call 911.

Your local crisis line: Crisis lines aren’t only for people in crisis. You can call for information on local services or if you just need someone to talk to. If you are in distress, call 310-6789 (do not add 604, 778 or 250 before the number) 24 hours a day to connect to a BC crisis line, without a wait or busy signal. The crisis lines linked in through 310-6789 have received advanced training in mental health issues and services by members of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information.

1-800-SUICIDE: If you are in distress or worried about someone else, call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). It’s free and available 24 hours a day.

If you want to learn more or find resources in your community

Your local crisis line: Crisis lines aren’t only for people in crisis. You can call for information on local services or if you just need someone to talk to. If you are in distress, call 310-6789 (do not add 604, 778 or 250 before the number) 24 hours a day to connect to a BC crisis line, without a wait or busy signal. The crisis lines linked in through 310-6789 have received advanced training in mental health issues and services by members of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information.

Email the BC Partners: 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. Please tell us where you’re writing from so we can help you better! A volunteer will email you back within three business days.

HealthLink BC: Call 811 or visit www.healthlinkbc.ca to access free, non-emergency health information for anyone in your family, including mental health and substance use information. Through 811, you can also speak to a registered nurse about symptoms you’re worried about, or talk with a pharmacist about medication questions.

The Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service: Call 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free in BC) or 604-660-9382 (in the Lower Mainland) to find resources and support. They can refer you to treatments and counsellors across the province.