Mental Health & Substance Use Resources

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Crisis Lines

If you are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, please contact one of the crisis lines below:

Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888

Suicide Crisis Helpline: call or text 9-8-8

  • A safe space to talk or text, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

KUU-US Crisis Line: 1-800-588-8717

  • Resource for Indigenous people on Vancouver Island and across the province. Support is available 24-hours a day, every day of the year. 
  • Adult Crisis Line: 250-723-4050      
  • Youth Crisis Line: 250-723-2040

Information and Support

Use of Unregulated Substances 

Children and Youth

News & Events

“The most important call I’ve made in my life”: Service Link phone line makes an impact in first year

“The most important call I’ve made in my life”: Service Link phone line makes an impact in first year

“The most important call I’ve made in my life,” is exactly the feedback Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use program was hoping to hear following the launch of the Service Link phone line one year ago. 

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New Intensive Day Program Opens for Youth with Mental Health Concerns

New Intensive Day Program Opens for Youth with Mental Health Concerns

Youth living with complex mental health needs and behavioral challenges now have access to an intensive day program. This new program provides therapeutic and educational services to support recovery while maintaining close, ongoing connection with youths’ home communities.

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Enhanced drug-checking service expands to Port Hardy

People who use unregulated substances in the Port Hardy area now have access to free local drug-checking services to help reduce unregulated drug overdoses and save lives.

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