General Crisis Counselling and Suicide Prevention Phone Lines

  • All Regions:  1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • Vancouver Crisis Line:  604-872-3311
  • Or toll free 1-866-661-3311
  • TTY:  1-866-872-0113

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

Native Youth Crisis Hotline

Answered by staff 24/7 & available throughout Canada and US.

  • Phone: 1-877-209-1266

Trans Lifeline 

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. It is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever needs members of the community might have. This is a FREE helpline run by volunteers and supported by the community.

Other Mental Health Resources

Access and Assessment centre at VGH

For City of Vancouver residents age 17+ experiencing non-life threatening Mental Health or Substance Use issues


Looking for community, social or government services in the Lower Mainland? Simply dial 211- to help sort out your options and refer you to the resources best suited to your situation. 211 is free, confidential, multilingual, and available 24/7. TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Callers: 604-875-0885

BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Help Line 

We exist to help reduce and prevent the harmful impacts of excessive or uncontrolled gambling.


Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service

  • Lower Mainland: 1-604-660-9382
  • BC: 1-800-663-1441

Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter

  • Phone: (604) 872-8212

  • 24 hour crisis line & TDD: (604) 877-0958

Vancouver Food Bank

  • Phone: 604-876-3601

Emergency Shelter list