From Despair to Hope
Families helping families
You are not alone.
We are families of loved ones living with a serious mental illness helping other families with this shared experience in British Columbia.
The serious mental illnesses of our loved ones include anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, concurrent disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia.
How do we help? Through support, education and advocacy, and the sharing of information and resources related to serious mental illness.
Talk to us
Family Support Centre
At the heart of our operations is the Family Support Center, where we provide personal support and information on serious mental illnesses. The centre is open Monday to Friday from 09:00 am until 05:00 pm. We welcome you to visit us, but please call or email to notify us about your visit.
Important phone numbers
Crisis Intervention + Suicide Prevention Centre of BC: 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-SUICIDE
HOpe Centre at Lions Gate Hospital (crisis) 604-984-5000
(Service Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
North Shore Peer-Assisted Care Team (PACT) (crisis and before crisis) 1-888-261-7228 or text 778-839-1831 – available in English and Farsi
(Service Hours: Thurs-Sun, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. midnight)
Car 22 (mental health car) Contact West Van Police for non-emergencies: 604-925-7300 and 911 for emergencies.
Car 87 (mental health car) Contact VCH Access & Assessment Centre’s crisis line (365 days/year, 7 days/week, 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m):(604) 675-3700
For non-emergency police assistance:
North Vancouver RCMP – 604-985-1311
West Vancouver Police – 604-925-7300
Squamish RCMP – 604-892-6100
Whistler RCMP – 604-932-3044
Pemberton RCMP – 604-894-6634
Mt. Currie RCMP – 604-894-6124
Vancouver Police – 604-717-3321
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