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Youth Crisis Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support youth...


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Vancouver Island Crisis Line offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone, text message (SMS) and online...


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Crisis Centre of BC is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support over phone and online chat. We are here to...


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Crisis Centre Distress Youth Chat provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by online chat. We support youth...


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Crisis Centre Distress Phone Service Senior's Distress provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We...


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Free, confidential and non-judgmental emotional support is provided from 8:00am to midnight, seven days a week, with our...


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VictimLinkBC (British Columbia) staff provide emotional and crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including...


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Contact a hotline in British Columbia, Canada to get advice on how to support someone you're worried about.

Mental health problems are very common, affecting about 13% of the world's population. You may be worried if you've noticed that a loved one's mental health is deteriorating. It's normal to have concerns if you notice the signs below. For help, contact a free helpline in British Columbia, Canada – there are 16 available to you.

  • They always seems to be down or in a low mood.
  • They are easily startled.
  • They don’t seem to be keeping up with their daily responsibilities.
  • They have harmed themselves.
  • They seem irritable and their moods are unpredictable.
  • They have become more withdrawn.
  • They are struggling at school or work.
  • You don’t hear from for days or weeks, when you used to hear from them often.

When someone you love is suffering, it can hurt you too. If you don’t know how to help, it’s normal to feel powerless. You can be there for your loved one in small ways and still make a big difference.

If you feel alone in supporting a loved one through a crisis, then reaching out to a helpline volunteer in British Columbia, Canada could help. A helpline volunteer will offer you trusted advice on how to be there for the person you care about while looking after yourself at the same time.


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