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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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World Mental Health Day – October 10, 2021

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Mental health support and services matter — especially now as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our daily lives. Many employees have returned to the workplace or are planning to do so soon after a long period of working remotely. Students have returned to school unsure of what the year will hold. Some people have […]

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