Crisis and Information Lines

Last updated on February 3, 2017

Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service

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

This service is available to people across B.C. needing help with any kind of substance abuse issues 24 hours a day. It provides information and referral to education, prevention and treatment services and regulatory agencies.

Crisis Line Association of BC

In Crisis? Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) to speak with crisis line workers anytime of the day or night.

Looking for information and support? Call 310-6789 to reach the Mental Health and Information and Support Line, from anywhere in the province. You will receive emotional support, and information on appropriate referral options and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns.


Anywhere in BC: 8-1-1
TTY (Deaf and hearing-impaired): 7-1-1

HealthLink BC helps you learn about health topics, check your symptoms and find the health services and resources that you need for healthy living. Call 8-1-1 to consult with a nurse, pharmacist or dietitian or visit for easy access to help you find the health services you need, closest to where you live.

Translation services are available in over 130 languages on request.

Here to Help

Visit the Here to Help website for more information.

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

1 800 665-1822
Lower Mainland: 604 875-2084

A resource for children, youth and families related to mental health and substance use issues located at the BC Children’s Hospital site. The centre provides:

  • A one stop system navigation, information and resource hub for children, youth and families.
  • Assistance from a professional and a parent / youth peer support worker from the F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health.
  • Peer support and resources on eating disorders for all ages.
  • Options for treatment and support in British Columbia.
  • Tips for self-help and prevention.
  • Free educational events for families, educators and health care professionals.

Online resources on child youth mental health and substance use from

Problem Gambling Help Line

1 888 795-6111
Deaf or hearing-impaired (collect calls accepted): 604 875-0885

A 24-hour information and referral service for anyone who is adversely affected by their own, or another’s gambling habit. For more information and helpful resources, visit the British Columbia Responsible & Problem Gambling Program website.

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