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    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

    Phone: 604-926-0856
    Email: info@pathwayssmi.org 

    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

    Emergency: 911

    Crisis Intervention + Suicide Prevention Centre of BC: 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-SUICIDE

    North Shore:
    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