Mental Health

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.

➤ Visit BC Gov Mental Health & Substance Use to explore supports and resources.
➤ Access free and low-cost Virtual Mental Health Supports during COVID-19.

Emergency Resources

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

For more youth mental health resources, please visit the Government of BC’s Child & Teen Mental Health page.

Local Resources for Indigenous Peoples

For more Mental Health resources for Indigenous people, in Metro Vancouver resources, please visit the Aboriginal Executive Council’s Mental Health Resource List.

LGBTQ+ Resources