The Crisis Line Association of BC (CLABC) is the provincial association representing member crisis lines from across BC. The organization, formed in 1998, became a registered non-profit society on March 14, 2007 and is dedicated to ensuring that every person in BC has access to the needed emotional support and critical services that crisis lines provide.
With this in mind, CLABC developed two provincial networks: 1800SUICIDE and 310Mental Health Support. The networks enhance immediate access to 24-hour crisis line services for anyone at anytime from anywhere in BC. Easy to remember, toll-free phone numbers use routing technology to direct calls to the nearest crisis line network partner. During times when demand for service is high, the technology automatically re-routes the call to other network partners thereby increasing response capacity. Once connected to a crisis
line, the caller receives the same emotional support, crisis intervention and community resource information that would be provided to those callers who dialed their local crisis line number.
To learn more about how you can support our work, please contact us at the phone number or address listed at the bottom of the page.
The 1800SUICIDE and Mental Health Support networks operate on a common approach and make decisions that support a commitment to:
Collaboration & Cooperation among members and Community Stakeholders
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Distress Services Co-Director, Clinical/Operations, Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC, Vancouver
West Kootenay Boundary Regional (WKBR) Crisis Line
Program Coordinator, Crisis Centre for Northern BC
Distress Services Co-Director
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC, Vancouver
Executive Director, Vancouver Island Crisis Society, Nanaimo
Telecare Crisis & Caring Line
Crisis Line Coordinator
Interior Crisis Line Network, Kelowna