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If You Are in Crisis

You don’t have to face your struggles on your own. Help is always available. Please note, BCMHSUS is a referral-based program and does not provide crisis support. The following services can help:

In an emergency or crisis 

If you are in a crisis or emergency, or are worried that you or a loved one is at risk of harm, please speak with someone immediately:

  • Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room if you are afraid of hurting yourself or someone else, or if no other options are available.
  • Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide.
  • 310Mental Health Support: 310-6789 (no area code needed) to speak to a crisis line worker 24/7. Crisis line workers listen to you and offer support with no judgement. If you need to find a program or tips for your own mental health, they can help you find them.  
  • Speak to your doctor or other trusted health professional if you are worried about your own mental health and well-being. If you do not have a family doctor, you can find a walk-in clinic using HealthLink BC’s Guided Search Tool or call 8-1-1 to speak with a nurse any time of the day or night.

How do I know if I’m having a crisis?

In these situations, you need immediate help:

  • You are thinking about or trying to end your life
  • You are making choices that put you in serious danger
  • You are unable to care for yourself, and it’s putting you at risk of serious harm
  • You are experiencing dangerous side effects from medication, like allergic reactions
  • You are experiencing an alcohol or drug overdose
  • You are taking a dangerous combination of drugs 

In a non-emergency 

If you have noticed changes in your mood or outlook, but don’t feel you are in immediate danger, talk to your doctor. You can also visit our BC Mental Health and Substance Use Resources page for a list of websites, programs and other services that may help you.
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