Below is a list of emergency crisis support, 24-hour crisis lines, and suicide prevention resources. Seeking support when you need it is a courageous, responsible, and empowering step to take to care for yourself.

suicide & crisis

If you are concerned about yourself:

For emergency situations, including immediate risk of harm to yourself or someone else, immediately call 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency room:

  • Royal Columbian Hospital: 330 E Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Surrey Memorial Hospital: 13750 96 Avenue, Surrey
  • Surrey Eagle Ridge Hospital: 475 Guildford Way, Port Moody

If you are concerned about someone else:

If you think someone else is experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1.

If the person you are concerned about is willing, you can also take them to the nearest emergency room. (See addresses listed above).

If someone talks about ending their life, and you are unsure of how serious the situation is, call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) for advice. It’s best to seek support early. Don't wait until the situation gets worse.

24-hour crisis lines
  • BC Suicide Line:1-800-784-2433
  • BC Mental Health Support Line:310-6789 (No area code required).
    • Emotional support and resources for mental health & substance use disorders.
  • Crisis Services Canada:1-833-456-4566 (A 24/7 hotline for anyone thinking about or affected by suicide).

    • Text: 45645 (Available 4 pm-midnight ET. Standard text messaging rates apply).

  • Here2Talk:1-877-857-3397 (24-hour support for BC postsecondary students).
  • Seniors' Distress Line: 604-872-1234 (24-hour support for seniors and people who are concerned about an older adult).
  • VictimLinkBC: 1-800-563-0808 (call toll-free or text, available 24/7)
    • Email:
    • 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.
    • Multilingual service is available in up to 150 languages, including many Indigenous languages.
    • Trained staff can connect you to a network of community, social, health, justice and government resources, including: Victim services, transition houses, counselling resources, information on the justice system, and safety planning resources.
indigenous crisis lines
  • KUU-US Crisis Line:1-800-588-8717 (A 24-hour crisis line for Indigenous people).
    • Adults/Elders line: 250-723-4050
    • Youth line: 250-723-2040
  • Hope for Wellness Help Line:1-855-242-3310 

    • Offers mental health counselling and crisis intervention to Indigenous people across Canada. Learn more at Hope for Wellness.

  • Indian Residential School Crisis Line:1-866-925-4419
    • A national service for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience.
  • InKamatsiaqtut Help Line:867-979-3333 or 1-800-265-3333 (Inuk Mental Health Support line)

  • Métis Crisis Line:1-833-638-4722 (1-833-MétisBC)
    • Métis Nation BC with Kuu-Us Society line is available for immediate crisis intervention, and a variety of other issues like relationship troubles, depression and anxiety, financial issues, and bullying and peer pressure support.
2slgbtqia+ crisis lines
  • Trans Lifeline Canada:1-877-330-6366 (A 24-hour crisis line for transgender people).
online crisis chat
suicide prevention resources
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