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Media Release: Response to the Federal Government Announcement of New Funds to Complement 9-8-8

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Vancouver, BC – Addressing equity, diversity, and inclusion gaps in suicide prevention funding is crucial to ensure that every individual, regardless of their background or experience, receives accessible and equitable support when facing mental health crisis or when having thoughts of suicide. The BC Crisis Line Network supports the Government of Canada’s recent announcement to […]

Celebrating Community: Crisis Centre’s Volunteer Appreciation Jamboree

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By Effie Pow At the Crisis Centre of BC, volunteers are the heartbeat of our mission. On Friday, August 11, we had a chance to express our gratitude at a vibrant and joyful Volunteer Appreciation Jamboree held at Trout Lake Park. With over 70 volunteers and staff in attendance, the event was a heartfelt celebration […]

Helping to Improve Crisis Care and Suicide Prevention for Veterans

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By: Effie Pow A high rate of suicide among Canadian veterans has been a distressing, decades-long reality. The 2019 Veteran Suicide Mortality Study revealed that the risk of suicide for veterans has remained consistently higher than that of the general public over a 39-year period, with the risk being 1.4 times higher for male and […]

BC Crisis Line Network Submits Recommendations for the 2024 Federal Budget

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Toward Suicide-Safer Communities: BC Crisis Line Network’s Recommendations to the Federal Government In Canada, suicide is the 9th leading cause of death overall and 2nd leading cause of death for young adults. Effective suicide prevention requires looking at more than mental health because suicide stems from crisis, and crisis has many beginnings. Canadians need 24/7 […]

Media Release: BC Crisis Line Network Responds to the Report on the BC Budget 2024 Consultation

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Response to the Report on the Budget 2024 Consultation Vancouver, BC – Today’s release of the Report on the Budget 2024 Consultation by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Service may mark a decisive commitment by the Provincial Government to the creation of a coordinated wrap-around mental health crisis response system for British […]