This post has done the rounds on Facebook, and I grabbed it from there, checking quickly to verify that it was accurate.
Asking for help can be hard. That’s why Canadian Crisis Services offer a safe place to talk – any time, in your own way. If you are thinking about suicide, you don’t have to face it alone. Reach out today.
The number 45645 is associated with the Canadian Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS), a subset of the Canadian Crisis Services, whose main focus is to provide Canada-wide phone services to individuals who are thinking about, or who have been affected by, suicide. The call centre operates out of Toronto, so here on the west coast, the service is available between 1pm and 9pm.
The text service has been set up knowing that some people are more comfortable texting than talking.
But a phone call can be a powerful lifeline too.
British Columbia Crisis Hotlines
No area code needed: 310-6789
British Columbia Resources
Greater Vancouver Area: 604-872-3311
Howe Sunshine & Sunshine Coast: 1-866-661-3311
B.C. Psychological Association – Find a Psychologist