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Media Release: BC Budget Report 2023 Recommends 9-1-1 Levy to Fund BC Crisis Line Network

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Vancouver, BC – Today’s release of the Report on the Budget 2023 Consultation by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Service marked a decisive step taken by the Provincial Government toward an improved crisis response system for British Columbians.  The Committee made several crucial recommendations with regards to crisis response, including all three […]

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Crisis lines kept answering calls across BC

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Vancouver, BC – Crisis lines across British Columbia continued to provide life-saving crisis support and suicide intervention during the recent Rogers and Fido  service outage, ensuring British Columbians with access to a phone had mental health crisis support. “We are proud to work as a network of crisis lines across British Columbia,” states Tabitha Geraghty […]

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Suicide Prevention as Harm Reduction: Crisis Centre of BC Presentation to the Special Committee on Health

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On July 6th, 2022 Stacy Ashton, executive director of the Crisis Centre of BC, presented to the BC Select Standing Committee on Health on the topic of effective strategies to address the toxic drug crisis.  The Select Standing Committee on Health is a non-partisan group of MLAs tasked with examining the Province’s urgent and ongoing […]

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92% of British Columbians want 9-1-1 to refer mental health calls to crisis lines – Media Release

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Media Release July 5, 2022 92% of British Columbians want 9-1-1 to refer mental health calls to crisis lines   Vancouver, BC – Are we sending the right people into crisis situations when crisis hits? News stories highlight long waits for police and ambulance response alongside stories of over-response by police to mental health crisis. […]

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