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Distress Services

The Distress Phone Services provide confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Our Online Distress Services are a resource where youth and adults in distress can:

  • GET HELP by having a real-time online chat with a trained volunteer, or by getting email support from the Crisis Centre’s professional staff
  • LEARN MORE about common issues and concerns such as bullying, disordered eating, depression and self-harm
  • FIND RESOURCES by connecting to our online library of useful websites and community resources

We are here for you if you are worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone.  The phone lines below are available in over 140 languages using a language service.  Let us know which language you require, and we will try and provide an interpreter.

Testimonials for the Phone Distress Services

Distress Services:
Vancouver Coastal Health Region  – Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Sea to Sky 604-872-3311
Toll Free – Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast, Bella Coola 1-866-661-3311
1-800-SUICIDE (BC-wide) 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Mental Health Support Line (BC-wide) 310-6789
Online Service for Youth
Online Service for Adults
Seniors’ Distress Line 604-872-1234