Below are some resources that can assist you in better understanding what's going on for you. They can also direct you to resources in your community if you decide you need more help.
The Mental Health Support and Information Line (310-6789 - no area code needed) provides 24/7 support if you are worried, feeling upset, or just want to talk with someone. Available throughout British Columbia. For more information on crisis lines throughout BC, please click here.
Prefer to Chat Online?
Youth in BC is an online resource where youth in distress can get help by having a real-time online chat with a trained volunteer. Available from noon to 1:00 a.m. every day. You can also get email support from the Crisis Centre’s professional staff by emailing - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youthspace.ca provides emotional support and crisis intervention service for young people under 30 across North America. They have online chat and texting options.
Looking for Peer Support?
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides information and support to BC children, youth and their families on mental health and substance use issues. The Centre offers peer support to youth and their families so that they can find the resources they need to make informed decisions and gain access to appropriate services.
The Centre is located at Children's Hospital in Vancouver and is a free resource for all BC youth and families. It is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Local Phone: 604-875-2084
Toll Free: 1-800-665-1822
Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) is a toll-free, 24-hour phone counselling and referral service for young people ages 20 and under. You can also visit Ask Us Online to write a question in one of their forums and get a response from a counsellor.
Egale provides individual counselling, homelessness and suicide crisis services for LGBTIQ2S youth up to age 29 1-844-443-4853.