Posts By: Crisis Centre

Highlighting the Importance of Volunteerism

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Press release distributed April 17, 2023 Volunteers are the backbone of the BC Crisis Line Network, which provides crisis support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people needing emotional support, suicide prevention, and mental health crisis intervention.  According to Statistics Canada’s most recent report on volunteering in Canada, in 2018, approximately 1.4 […]

Still With Us: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day – Media Release

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Fall and winter months bring many holidays: times for gathering, celebrating, and being with loved ones. This time of year can be especially challenging and isolating for those who have experienced a suicide loss. International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on November 19th is an annual event in which survivors of suicide loss come together […]

Response to the 9-8-8 dialing code for mental health crisis and suicide prevention services

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Media Release August 31, 2022 Vancouver, BC – Local, provincial and national suicide prevention and crisis intervention phone lines are essential. In British Columbia, the BC Crisis Line Network answers 1800SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) and 310Mental Health Support (310-6789) and supports the federal decision to implement the national 9-8-8 hotline. 9-8-8 is the front door to local […]

Free Webinar: How to Support Someone Who’s Attempted Suicide

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Overcoming a suicide attempt can be challenging – both for the person who attempted and for those in the person’s life. We often struggle with stigma and fear of not knowing what to do or what to say. In this 40 min session, you will learn some skills and tools to support someone in your […]