Winter Mental Health Resources!

1. I like to go on snowshoeing in the winter. 2. It gives me good exercise. 3. It also helps me on the way to wellness. 4. Yu also can enjoy the nature and scenery. 5. The fresh air up on the mountain may clear up your mind and refresh your feelings. 6. it was fun and challenges your skill to overcome difficulty. Serena

In an emergency

If you feel you might be in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, you should call 9-1-1 or go to a hospital emergency department right away.

Call for health advice

HealthLink BC is a 24-hour free phone line for confidential health information and advice. Call 8-1-1 or for deaf or hearing-impaired call: 1 (866) 889-4700.

Vancouver resources

  • Access & Assessment Centre (AAC) – For help during a non-life threatening mental health and/or substance use issue. Call (604) 675-3700, available 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week or visit Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre. 
  • Older adult mental health: (604) 709-6785, available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Addiction services: 1 (866) 658-1221, available Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Richmond resources

Coastal resources

  • North Shore: (604) 983-6020, available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Pemberton: (604) 698-5861, available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Powell River: (604) 485-3300, available Monday to Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Squamish: (604) 815-3008, available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunshine Coast (Gibsons, Sechelt & Pender Harbour): (604) 885-6101, available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Whistler: (604) 698-6455, available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention

Professionally trained volunteers can provide free, confidential, non-judgmental, emotional support if you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

  • Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore and Sea to Sky: (604) 872-3111, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For deaf or hearing-impaired call: 1 (866) 872-0113
  • Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast and Bella Coola: 1 (866) 661-3311 (toll-free), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Richmond CHIMO Community Services: (604) 279-7070, available 8 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week
  • Provincial Crisis Centre of BC: 1 (800) SUICIDE – 1 (800) 784-2433, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, youth chat and crisis chat also available
  • Seniors Distress Line: (604) 872-1234, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Kids Help Phone

Immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.
Phone: 1 (800) 668-6868

Youth in BC Distress Line

24-hour distress line staffed by counsellors and trained volunteers who are committed to helping youths in crisis.
Phone: (604) 872-3311

Problem Gambling Help Line

A province-wide information and referral service for anyone who is adversely affected by their own, or another’s gambling habits.
Phone: 1 (888) 795-6111 (Deaf and hard of hearing callers call collect: (604) 875-0885)

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