We at B.C. Schizophrenia Society wish you and your loved ones a peaceful holiday season.

However, if you are experiencing a crisis or are in need of immediate mental health support, please contact one of the below numbers immediately:

  • 9-1-1
  • 310 Mental Health Support: 310-6789 (Do not include an area code before this number)
    • A toll-free provincial crisis line that provides access to emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health. This network is available 24/7 throughout B.C.
    • To find a regional crisis line, visit https://www.crisislines.bc.ca/services
  • KUU-US Crisis Line Society: 1-800-588-8717 (Toll Free)
    • 24 Hour provincial Aboriginal Crisis Line for adults, Elders, children and youth
    • Adults and Elders can also call: 250-723-4050
    • Children and Youth can also call: 250-723-2040

For people already connected to a BCSS Regional Educator, program and/or service in your community, please note the following changes for this holiday season. The following is a list of which local BCSS Regional Educators will be available to support families in need through until January 10, 2019.

** Please note that all BCSS Regional Educators will not be available on December 25, 26 and January 1.


Lower Mainland (Vancouver, Richmond, Sunshine Coast)

Fraser Region (Mission, Maple Ridge, Tri-Cities)

Vancouver Island (Cowichan, Alberni-Clayoquot)

Interior Region (Thompson, Cariboo, Kootenays, Okanagan Shuswap)

Northern Interior Region (Prince George, Lake District, Quesnel)

  • Heather 250-691-1132 | lakedistrict@bcss.org (Available until Dec 24 & after Jan 1)
  • All December Family Support Groups in the region have been cancelled


Northeast Region (Fort St. John, Dawson Creek)

Northwest Region (Bulkley Valley, Terrace, Haida Gwaii)