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B.C. & Alberta Mental Health & Addiction Resources

BC 211 / 211 Alberta

Call or Text 2-1-1

24-hour information and referral line connecting you to social, health, and government services. Call now and get connected.

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Mental Health and Substance Use Services in B.C.

Immediate Support:

  • 9-1-1: Call 9-1-1 if you are having a medical emergency. Available 24 hours a day.
  • 310-Mental Health: Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) toll-free anywhere in B.C. to access emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health and substance use issues. Available 24 hours a day.
  • 1-800-SUICIDE: Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) toll-free anywhere in B.C. if you or someone you know is in crisis. The Crisis Centre provides mental health or substance use support. Available 24 hours a day.
  • Kid’s Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor. Available 24 hours a day.

To search for Services and Resources available in your community:

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B.C. Crisis and Information Lines

Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service

Call 1-800-663-1441 to find resources and support

Lower Mainland: 604-660-9382

Crisis Lines in BC

  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • 310 Mental Health Support (310-6789 -no area code needed)


Anywhere in BC: 8-1-1

TTY (Deaf and hearing-impaired): 7-1-1

Here to Help

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Problem Gambling Help Line


Deaf or hearing-impaired (collect calls accepted):

604- 875-0885

B.C. Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS)

BCMHSUS offer a wide variety of programs and services to help people with severe and complex mental health and substance use needs. Our Services describes all of our programs in detail.

Head office phone number: 604-829-8657

B.C. Alcohol and Drug Information Referral Service (ADIRS)

Toll-Free 24/7: 1-800-663-1441

Lower Mainland: 604-660-9382

Alcohol & Drug Information Referral Service (ADIRS) provides free, confidential information and referral services to British Columbians in need of support with any kind of substance use issue (alcohol or other drugs). Referral to community substance use treatment services is available for all ages. Information available from ADIRS includes prevention resources, support groups, and addiction related topics such as fetal alcohol syndrome.

B.C. Government Stop Overdose

Articles, resources, and a life-saving mobile app available at:

B.C. Government Addiction Treatment Options by Health Authority:

First Nations Health AuthoritySubstance Use Prevention and Treatment

Interior Health AuthorityMental Health and Substance Use Services

Vancouver Coastal Health AuthoritySubstance Use Services  

Fraser Health AuthorityMental Health and Substance Use

Island Health AuthorityMental Health and Substance Use Services and Resources  

Northern Health Authority: Mental Health and Substance Use

Northern Health Authority: Mental Health and Substance Use

Programs and services:

Services by community:

Phone: 250-565-2649

Toll Free: 1-866-565-2999

Alberta Health Services

Addiction & Mental Health Information for Albertans

  • Programs & Services
  • Resources & Tools

Important Numbers

Emergencies: 9-1-1 or go directly to your nearest emergency department

Health Link: 8-1-1

Addiction Helpline: 1-866-332-2322

Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642




Alberta Substance Use Crisis Lines

Addiction and Mental Health Helpline (24/7 confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing addiction and mental health concerns)

  • Call 1-866-332-2322 (toll free Alberta wide) for addiction and mental health support.
  • Service Providers may include information and referral specialists, nurse, occupational therapist, psychiatric nurse, psychologist, social worker

Edmonton Distress Line:

780-482-HELP (4357)

24-hour crisis line providing immediate support. Call now if you or someone you know is in crisis: contemplating suicide, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing abuse.

Edmonton Online Crisis Chat

Calgary Distress Centre:

24-Hour Crisis Line: 403-266-HELP (4357)

Distress Centre - Free Short-Term Crisis Counselling