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Stacy Ashton and Jonny Morris: Providing a continuum of care for British Columbians’ mental health

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99.5% of calls to BC crisis lines are safely de-escalated by volunteers As the end of the year approaches, do you find yourself feeling grief, stress, sadness or anxiety? Are you struggling to cope with overwhelming emotions? If so, you’re not alone. The events of the past year—flooding, wildfires, extreme heat, and the ongoing pandemic—have […]

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Crisis lines: the invisible safety net

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The BC Crisis Line Network, comprised of 10 local crisis centres from around BC, answer calls to 1-800-SUICIDE, 310-6789 Mental Health, and regional distress lines. We collectively have 515 years of experience providing crisis line services in BC communities We provide lifesaving crisis de-escalation services, suicide risk assessment, and strengths-based collaborative safety planning and follow-up […]

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The cost of one call: Giving Tuesday 2021

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Did you know that the average cost for us to answer a call made to 1800SUICIDE is roughly the same as the cost of one dinner in Metro Vancouver? One call costs the Crisis Centre of BC approximately $26.69 Every time we answer a call at the Centre, we increase the well-being of the caller […]

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A Word on Bereavement

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By Fergus Allen Much of the work the Crisis Centre of BC does is preventative in nature – the phone lines and chats, our training and courses – all work in service of helping people through challenging times and preventing as many suicides as we can.  Unfortunately, despite preventative efforts, suicides occur. Every day in […]

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