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Emergency Services

Sometimes life gets hard,

but you are never alone. 

Check out the resources below for help.

Suicide Help

• 1-800-SUICIDE If you are in distress or are worried about someone in distress who may hurt themselves, call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) 24 hours a day to connect to a BC crisis line, without a wait or busy signal. 

Mental Health

Information Line

• 310-6789 (no area code needed) Mental Health Information Line Answered 24/7/365 it provides empowering emotional support, information on appropriate referral options and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns. 

KUU-US Crisis Line

• KUU-US Crisis Line Society First Nations and Aboriginal specific 24/7 crisis line based in Port Alberni and serving the entire province. Toll-free: 1-800-588-8717 - Youth Line: 250-723-2040 - Adult Line: 250-723-4050. 

Kids Help Phone

Available 24 hours a day to Canadians aged 5 to 29 who want confidential and anonymous care from professional counsellors.


Now, Indigenous people can connect with an Indigenous volunteer crisis responder, when available, by messaging FIRST NATIONS, INUIT or METIS to 686868 for young people and 741741 for adults or through Facebook Messenger​.

Youth in BC

• Youth in BC Visit for youth resources or chat with a counselor online. You can also call 1-866-661-3311 (toll-free in BC) 24 hours a day. 

Battered Women's

Support Service

Hours are Mon – Fri: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Wed, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Indigenous Women’s Program

BWSS offers cultural services by Indigenous women for Indigenous women. 


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