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Numbers to call in BC

Unread postby AndrewBCSS » 27 Aug 2007

If you're looking for information on who to call and what services are available for family members /supporters where you live in BC for psychosis, schizophrenia, mood disorders and other mental illnesses you can call the BC Schizophrenia Society at: (toll free) 1.888.888.0029 or in the lower mainland at 604.270.7841

You can also call the mental health information line at: Call 604-669-7600 in the Lower Mainland, or 1-800-661-2121 elsewhere in British Columbia. Here's more information about the line: http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/mhd/infoline.html
The mental health information line will be replaced in 2008 by the Provincial Distress Line, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They will also be able to provide you with information and help for mental illness issues. Here's a link to their numbers and info: http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/distress/index.php or call: 1-800-784-2433

For addictions information you can call: BC Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service atl (604) 660-9382 or, outside the Lower Mainland, 1-800-663-1441.

Your local BCSS Coordinator is knowledgeable about the services available in your region. Your coordinator should be able to refer a person with a mental illness or their family member or friend to services that will help and connect you with the information you need.
For a list of phone numbers of BCSS Coordinators around the province, please visit this link: www.bcss.org/2007/04/29/bcss-coordinato ... formation/ or go to the www.bcss.org website and click on 'contact us'.
Andrew Stewart
Operations Manager
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
A reason to hope. The means to cope.

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