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Nanaimo based Crisis Line sees major boost in recent months

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 Monday, March 27 to 31. “We're getting out there into the community and talking to people about crisis and calling out when you're feeling overwhelmed.” Owen has spent the week running workshops, focused on anxiety and self-injury, to promote their efforts. In the 15 years she's had the role, Owen said they've seen an 800 per cent increase in youth calls and estimated they received 36,000 calls in their 2016-2017 fiscal year e

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Crisis Line Association of British Columbia

Crisis Lines provide

empowering support

one call at a time

CLABC

crisis line
association
of bc

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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