Crisis Line: 1-888-353-CARE (353-2273)

Suicide Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

You are important:


1 in 5 people will have some sort of mental health problem in their life. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis yourself, or you know someone who is, please phone the 24-Hour Crisis Line.

You may be feeling overwhelmed with life events, loss or isolation. Sometimes our usual coping methods stop being effective and it feels like everything is closing in on us. If this is you or if you think you are heading in this direction, reach out for help. Call the Crisis Line.

If you are feeling suicidal or thinking of acting on thoughts of suicide, there is help available for you. Reach out, call the Crisis Line or 1-800-SUICIDE. It is important to know that you are not alone and that it is very difficult to think clearly when our problems feel bigger than life itself. Reaching out is the first step for change, for help in relieving the pain. You will talk to individuals who are concerned for you and your safety, they will not judge you and can connect you with someone who can help.

Our well trained volunteer crisis line workers are there to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They will provide support in a crisis and when available, connect you with a mental health crisis response professional if needed.

The PIN Crisis Line's service area is the North Okanagan (Revelstoke, Vernon and their surrounding areas as well as the Shushwap. When you call 1-888-353-CARE and PIN's line is busy, your call will be picked up by the next available crisis line.  We are a partner of the Interior Crisis Line Network and are striving to ensure that all callers reach a person every time they call. 

Please note that this website is for information and education, not for emergency services. If you are in crisis, please call one of our phone numbers listed above.

Information provided to the crisis line will be kept confidential and private unless the law requires disclosure.

If you are in immediate danger or a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately. If you need urgent medical attention go to your nearest hospital.