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Community Resources
911: If you feel like ending your life or believe that someone else’s life is in danger, call 9-1-1.

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.

INSYNC (Interdisciplinary National Self-Injury in Youth Network Canada): Visit to learn more about self-injury and find links to other websites for youth who self-injure, as well as information and links for families and friends.

Learn more about self-harm. Self-harm (also called self-injury) means that you hurt yourself on purpose, but don’t want to end your life. It’s often a way to cope with difficult feelings or experiences. Self-harm itself isn’t a mental illness, but it is a sign that someone needs extra support.

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