Are You in Distress?

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Are You in Distress?

Call Us Youth Chat Crisis Chat
  • Together We Give Hope

    In 2017, the Crisis Centre connected with over 40,000 individuals through our phone and chat services, and delivered 317 youth wellness workshops to more than 8,000 youth.

  • Here to Listen
    Here to Help

    The Crisis Centre has been providing emotional support to youth, adults and seniors in distress since 1969.

  • Help Us Help Others

    The Crisis Centre relies on support from donors to continue operating 24/7. Please consider supporting us!

Together We Give Hope

The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis.

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Letter to Members of Parliament

Recognizing the importance of suicide prevention across Canada and for the work of Members of Parliament on passing Charlie

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Real estate: a foundation to build upon

“The founders of the Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC wanted to make sure people in crisis

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Get Help

Help is Available! We really are here to listen, here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-SUICIDE, or call your local crisis centre.



Volunteering at the Crisis Centre is a great way to make a contribution to your community. Our vital programs could not exist without our team of nearly 400 volunteers.



Donate now, (Online secure transactions using your credit card or PayPal account) Or call us at (604) 872-1811 to make a donation by credit card or send your donation in the form of a cheque or money order.


Distress Phone Services

24/7 Distress Phone Services are free and available to 2 million people on the Lower Mainland, Sea-to-Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast and in Powell River. Learn More

Online Distress Services

Web-based hotline for youth and adults in distress where they can access free, confidential, non-judgmental support (noon – 1am, 7 days a week) from dedicated volunteers, supported by a small team of professional staff. Learn More

Community Education

Provides education aimed at enhancing resiliency and providing practical tools for identifying and responding to crisis and suicide in our communities.  Includes youth programming, professional development, tools for schools and community, and older adult programming. Learn More