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March 23, 2020

“Crisis Line Awareness Week” is a BC initiative to recognize the work that crisis lines do in communities across the Province.

In 2019, the crisis and support lines received over 200,000 requests for support across Provincial and network lines, and yet, as a discrete an...

March 15, 2020

The links and resources provided on this page are taken from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Centre for Disease Control websites. They contain information about the current situation and steps we can take to minimize the risk.

Public Health...

September 10, 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

Suicide remains one of the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages, and is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds.

It is estimated that for every suicide, 25 people make...

July 28, 2019

Through real stories, expertise, and practical tips, the Kelty Resource Centre podcast, “Where You Are”, helps families and their children promote their mental health and wellness. Join hosts Char Black and Michelle Horn in conversations with parents and caregivers, yo...

May 8, 2019

2019 marks the 68th annual CMHA Mental Health Week, organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Each May, Canadians in communities, schools, and workplaces rally around CMHA Mental Health Week to challenge the stigma around mental illness and promote go...

September 10, 2018

Take a Minute to Reach out to Someone in Need

Taking the time to reach out to someone in need could make all the difference in someone’s life. Whether it’s a friend, colleague or family, the offer of support and a listening ear can help reduce distress.

What should I say...

September 10, 2017

World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 is calling on the community to “take a minute” to check in on someone in need

September 10, 2017 - More than 800,000 people a year die by suicide. Up to 25 times as many have made a suicide attempt. Each individual has their own story a...

May 17, 2017

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is pleased to present once again the ASIST workshop on June 22 and 23, 2017, in Nanaimo

Winner of the 2009 Culture of Peace Award, as part of the United Nations’ Decade of a Culture of Peace initiative, the popular ASIST (Applied Suic...

April 4, 2017

NANAIMO — The Vancouver Island Crisis Line is more popular than ever.

Heather Owen, promotions and community relations coordinator with the line, attributed their rising use to increased awareness campaigns. The provincial initiative Crisis Line Awareness Week ran from...

March 27, 2017

For more than a decade crisis centres in BC have marked “Crisis Line Awareness Week”. Held in the last week of March, the initiative was created to raise awareness about the work that crisis lines do in communities across the Province.

Crisis Lines provide thousands of...

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310Mental Health Support
(no need to dial area code)

Crisis Lines provide

empowering support

one call at a time


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of bc

Crisis Line Association of British Columbia

Crisis Lines provide

empowering support

one call at a time


crisis line
of bc


Crisis Line Association of BC can be reached c/o Vancouver Island Crisis Society.

​ADDRESS: PO Box 1118, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E7      PHONE: 250-753-2495

Email: info@crisislines.bc.ca