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World Suicide Prevention Day Programming

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One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. It can affect every one of us. Each and every suicide is devastating and has a profound impact on those around them. However, by raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world. […]

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Meeting crisis at the scale it happens

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By Stacy Ashton Crisis services in BC are not set up to meet the scale of the need in our communities. We are able to handle half as many calls and chats as needed, and that’s without marketing our lines to the 17% of British Columbians (based on a 2019 survey) who don’t know crisis […]

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Free Webinar – The Window of Tolerance: Tools to Support Self Regulation

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Interested in learning about how the ups and downs of life can affect the nervous system and capacity to effectively cope with the day-to-day? Looking for practical tools to support clarity, grounding and self-regulation when you’re triggered? In these challenging times, the Crisis Centre of BC is offering a free webinar to share practical, trauma-informed, […]

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Survey: Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act Consultation

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The Crisis Centre is committed to addressing the challenges presented by legal, funding, and policy frameworks of our emergency response, policing, and health and mental health systems. On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Crisis Centre Executive Director, Stacy Ashton,  presented to the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act in British Columbia as part of the […]

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Acknowledgement and our Indigenous Wellness Programme 

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By Fergus Allen If you live in Canada, you’ve doubtless heard a land acknowledgment or two in your time. “We recognize this land as the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh peoples…” It functions as an attempt (however meagre) to recognize the ills of colonization. In a country that has seen the tragedies of […]

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