We provide care in the context of a wider network of services and supports. Here are a few other sources of help and information.
24-Hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1.888.494.3888
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
Alcohol and Drug Information Referral
Help and Information Lines
Help and information lines provide help, support and information for a variety of mental health and addiction issues.
Information and Referral
BC Alcohol and Drug Referral Service
BC Mental Health and Addiction Info Line
9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Mon - Fri
Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division
Check the HealthLink BC website or dial 8-1-1 for programs in your area.
AA 24-Hour Support Lines
NA 24-Hour Support Lines
Comox Valley & Strathcona
Port Alberni & Westcoast
Southern Gulf Islands
Problem Gambling Help Line
Family physicians provide care for many mental health and addiction issues and refer to specialized services when needed.
Find a Physician in your community.
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