World Suicide Prevention Day 2022 – Corporate Donations
Every once and a while, we receive a call or card from someone who has phoned our crisis phone lines:
“I’m doing much better, and you are a big part of moving forward.”
“To the guy who talked me through a horrible moment, you saved my life.”
“Thank you so much for all your help. I feel like I can breathe when I talk to you.”
Help us promote life on World Suicide Prevention Day September 10, 2022.
The Crisis Center of BC provides:
- Immediate access and follow-up through 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone lines and online services
- Education and training programs that promote mental wellness and equip schools, organizations, and communities to assist people at risk of suicide
Our services and programs educate, train, and strengthen the capacity of individuals and communities. As we grow, communities benefit from safe, around-the-clock support as an alternative to 911, emergency rooms, and police. Talking about suicide can provide tremendous relief, and being a listener is the best intervention anyone can give. We listen, care, and validate.
Our phone lines rang 93,955 times last year and we are experiencing a 38% increase in call volume compared to pre-pandemic.
- 99.5% of calls to BC crisis lines are safely de-escalated by volunteers and staff crisis responders
- Crisis lines saved BC taxpayers $10.4 million in hospital and urgent mental health response and $47,891,000 in police attendance
- Our volunteer responders contributed 34,539 hours of frontline support in suicide prevention
Consider joining other agencies who prioritize mental health and suicide prevention by donating for World Suicide Prevention Day