Emergency Resources

Crisis Line Numbers:

New Suicide Crisis Line is 988

Or dial 1-800-SUICIDE

In case of emergency, please dial 911

KidsHelpPhone: 1-800-668-6868 (now supports young people up to 29 y.o.)

Empower Me: 1(844) 741-6389 (toll-free) 
Empower Me offers mental health counselling in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling. This support is available 24/7 and is free of charge for students who are members of the AMS/GSS Student Health Plan.

Canadian Red Cross: Helping the Most Vulnerable: www.redcross.ca

Click here for more UBC Suicide Prevention Resources 

  • “If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes”: www.metanoia.org/suicide/
  • “By embracing new technologies, sharing new expertise and experiences, Befrienders Worldwide is committed to the vision of a world in which despair can be relieved and there are fewer death by suicide”: www.befrienders.org 
  • The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) provides information and resources to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behavior: suicideprevention.ca/suicideprevention.ca/survivor-support/british-columbia
  • Crisis Line BC supports two province-wide networks to ensure people have access to skilled suicide assessment and intervention when they need it most. Emergency mental health teams and other emergency services

Online Crisis Services:

Urgent Mental Health Support

  • Urgent Care at UBC Hospital at 8am-10pm daily
  • Crisis Centre BC (24/7) 1-800-784-2433
  • Vancouver General Hospital Access and Assessment Center         7:30am-11pm daily (604) 675-3700 www.vch.ca/acc

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office –                        svpro.ubc.ca (604) 822-1588