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Mental Health and Substance Use Resources

We provide care in the context of a wider network of services and supports. Here are a few other sources of help and information.

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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

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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

1.800.663.1441

BC Mental Health and Addiction Info Line

1.800.661.2121
9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.  Mon - Fri
Sponsored by:
Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division

HealthLink BC

Check the HealthLink BC website or dial 8-1-1 for programs in your area.

Support

 

AA 24-Hour Support Lines

  • Alert Bay 
    250.974.5522
  • Campbell River
    250.287.4313
  • Comox Valley
    250.338.8042
  • Cowichan Valley
    1.866.233.5255
  • Nanaimo
    250.753.7513
  • Port Alberni & Westcoast
    250.723.1177
  • Port Alice
    250.284.3558
  • Port Hardy
    250.902.6052
  • Port McNeill
    250.956.4555 or 250.956.8240
  • Sointula
    250.973.6047
  • Southern Gulf Islands
    250.383.7744
  • Victoria
    250.383.7744

NA 24-Hour Support Lines

  • Campbell River
    1.800.379.6652
  • Comox Valley & Strathcona
    1.800.379.6652
  • Cowichan Valley
    1.866.265.7333
  • Nanaimo
    1.866.265.7333
  • Oceanside
    1.866.265.7333
  • Port Alberni & Westcoast
    1.866.265.7333
  • Southern Gulf Islands
    1.866.265.7333
  • Victoria
    250.383.3553

Problem Gambling Help Line

  • 1.888.795.6111

 

Family Physician

Family Physicians

Family physicians provide care for many mental health and addiction issues and refer to specialized services when needed.

Find a Physician in your community.

  

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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

Addiction: General