The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions was created in 2017 to build a seamless, coordinated network of mental health and addictions services that works for everyone in B.C., as well as lead the response to the overdose crisis.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you are in crisis and/or distress and require immediate response, please contact the Distress Support Line using the numbers and links below:
Distress Line Numbers: Greater Vancouver 604-872-3311 Toll free – Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast 1-866-661-3311 TTY 1-866-872-0113 BC-wide 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) Online Distress Services www.youthinbc.com, www.crisiscentrechat.ca Seniors’ Distress Line 604-872-1234 Mental Health Support (BC-wide) 310-6789
You can also find a local Crisis Support Centre near you.
Local Resources for Youth
- Foundry North Shore
211 W. 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC V7M 0E3
For more youth mental health resources, please visit the Government of BC’s Child & Teen Mental Health page.
Local Resources for Indigenous Peoples
- Aboriginal Wellness Program
Phone: (604) 675-2551
- First Nations Health Authority: Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
413 West Esplanade Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1A6
- Squamish Nation: Yúustway Health Services
9A-380 Welch Street, West Vancouver, BC, V7P 0A7
- Richmond Youth Service Agency: Pathways Aboriginal Centre
422 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1A7
- Tsleil-Waututh Nation
3075 Takaya Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 3A8
For more Mental Health resources for Indigenous people, in Metro Vancouver resources, please visit the Aboriginal Executive Council’s Mental Health Resource List.