We provide care in the context of a wider network of community services and supports. Here are a few other sources of help and information.
24-Hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line:
The Vancouver Island Crisis Line provides a supportive listening ear for people in emotional distress and connection to emergency mental health services when needed. The phone number is the same for all areas of Vancouver Island.
Crisis Chat services (6-10 nightly) www.vicrisis.ca
Crisis Text number (6-10 nightly) 1.250.800.3806
Find community resources: Vancouver Island Crisis Line Community Resource Database
The KUU-US Crisis Line is a resource for suicide prevention for Aboriginal people on Vancouver Island and in the province of British Columbia. Help is available 24 hours a day. If you are facing a crisis, call any time.
Adult Crisis Line: 250-723-4050
Youth Crisis Line: 250-723-2040
Vancouver Island and through the Province of BC: 1-800-588-8717
Family physicians provide care for many mental health and addiction issues and refer to specialized services when needed.
Find a Physician in your community.
Substance Withdrawal Information
Information about the withdrawal symptoms to expect when preparing for or when in withdrawal from one or more substances.
[Developed by Dr. Bayla Schecter, Regional Medical Advisor for Mental Health and Substance Use, Island Health. Reviewed September 2017.]
Other Online Resources
Recommended websites provide education and information on a variety of mental health and substance use issues.
Mental Health and Substance Use: General
Mental Health: General
Mental Health: Specific Disorders
Substance Use: General