Posts By: Crisis Centre

9-8-8 and the Crisis Centre of BC

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Suicide affects people of all ages and backgrounds. An average of 4,500 people across Canada die by suicide each year – approximately 12 people per day. 9-8-8 is a new three-digit, national mental health crisis and suicide prevention helpline that provides urgent, live support by phone and text to people in every province and territory […]

Navigating Complexity: Medical Assistance In Dying and Its Impact on Suicide Prevention

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Our core mission is to provide help and hope to individuals facing mental health crisis, including those struggling with thoughts of suicide.  We acknowledge the complexity of mental health issues and the diverse perspectives surrounding Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD) as an option for individuals in Canada. The Centre has not taken a position on […]

Join Us – Become a Volunteer

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We are volunteer-powered! Join us as a Crisis Centre Volunteer. Greater Vancouver has a rich and diverse community of committed and talented individuals who are passionate about helping others. The Centre trains and supports these regular yet extraordinary individuals who share their skills as volunteers in administration portfolios, on the phone lines and in chat […]

Media Release: Response to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology’s Report

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MEDIA RELEASE Response to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology’s Report: Doing What Works Rethinking the Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Vancouver, BC – The BC Crisis Line Network welcomes the release of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology’s Report, Doing What Works: Rethinking the Federal Framework […]

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 […]