• Suite 606 - 207 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Phone: (604) 360-7072
  • Email: contact@nexuscounselling.ca

Suicide and Crisis

S.A.F.E.R. (Suicide Attempt Follow-up, Education & Research) – Vancouver Coastal Health

Works with individuals at risk for suicide as well as their family and friends.

Vancouver General Hospital
Outpatient Psychiatry Team, Ground Floor-715 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

  • 24 hours a day seven days a week.
  • Phone: 604-879-9251
  • S.A.F.E.R. (Suicide Attempt Follow-up, Education & Research) – Vancouver Coastal Health
    24 our Intake & Assessment Centre

    Vancouver General Hospital
    Outpatient Psychiatry Team, Ground Floor-715 West 12th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

  • 24 hours a day seven days a week.
  • Telephone: (604) 675-3700
  • Alternate line: (604) 875-4794
  • Vancouver Crisis Centre

    24/7 Crisis counselling phone service.


  • Crisis line: 604-872-3311
  • Toll Free 1-866-661-3311
  • Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • Specific Resources for Women

    Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)

    Rape Crisis Line

    24 hours a day seven days a week

    Lower mainland – 604-255-6344

    Toll-free – 1-877-392-7583


    Reproductive Mental Health

    BC Children's Hospital

    Crisis line:

    Specific Resources for Men

    BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

    A non-profit organization providing counselling and therapeutic services for men who have experienced sexual abuse.

    Phone: 604-682-6482


    Specific Resources for Veterans

    Addiction and Substance Abuse Resources

    Pacifica Treatment Centre

    In-patient substance abuse and addiction treatment

    Phone: 604-872-5517


    Central Access – Detox Referral Line

    Assists individuals with finding detox facilities and addiction housing services.

    Toll Free 1-866-658-1221


    Supervised Injection Sites

    139 East Hastings Street

    Vancouver, BC, V6A 1N5

    (604) 687-7483

    Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. AND 24 hours on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday during the week that social assistance cheques are distributed.

    Powell Street Getaway

    Supervised Injection Sites

    528 Powell Street

    Vancouver, BC V6A 1G5

    (604) 255-7026

    Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Useful Online Resources

    Health Link BC homepage: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/about-us

    Depression Health Link BC: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw30709

    Anxiety Health Link BC: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/anxty

    Anxiety BC: https://www.anxietybc.com

    Canadian Mental Health Association: https://cmha.ca/document-category/mental-health

    Here to Help to Mental Illness: http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/factsheet/getting-help-for-mental-illnesses

    Here to Help Home page: http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/

    Community Mental Health Services – Vancouver Coast Mental Health: http://www.vch.ca/your-care/mental-health-substance-use/community-mental-health-services

    Dissociative Disorders
    International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation - ISSTD - International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociationhttps://www.isst-d.org/
    Colin Ross Institute - https://www.rossinst.com 
    Sidran Foundation - https://www.sidran.org 
    International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies - www.istss.org
    White paper: Separating fact from Fiction: An Empirical Examination of Six Myths About Dissociative Identity Disorder - PMC4959824


    A Biopsychosocial understanding of Depression by Johann Hari - https://youtu.be/Hfl3Yh7fS4g



    Trauma and Sexual Abuse:
    Safe Passage to Healing: A Guide for Survivors of Ritual Abuse by Chrystine Oksana
    The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

    Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman
    The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment by Babette Rothschild
    The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

    Veteran Reintegration
    Once a Warrior Always a Warrior by Charles W. Hoge, MD (Ret.), U.S. Army

    The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing up Gay in a Straight Man's World by Alan Downs, PhD

    Got Parts: A survivors Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder by ATW

    Hold Me tight: Seven Conversations for a lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson

    Daughters of Abusive Mothers
    The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for True Self by Alice Miller
    Will I Ever be Good Enough? by Karyl McBride, PhD

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