Crisis support

Reach out for immediate help if you or someone else is in danger, or at risk of harming yourself or others.

24/7 Support Options

If you’re in British Columbia

Get help if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or at risk of harming yourself or others.

  • Crisis Centre BC
    If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or at risk of harm, call or chat online with a crisis responder any time.
  • UBC Student Assistance Program (SAP) by Aspiria
    Call toll-free 1 833 590 1328
    If you're in immediate need of help, the SAP intake counsellor can provide “in-the-moment support”.

If you’re outside of British Columbia, but in Canada

Get help if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or at risk of harming yourself or others.

  • CALL 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.
  • Crisis Services Canada
    If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or at risk of harm, call or chat online with a crisis responder any time.
  • UBC Student Assistance Program (SAP) by Aspiria
    Call toll-free 1 833 590 1328
    If you're in immediate need of help, the SAP intake counsellor can provide “in-the-moment support”.

If you’re Outside of Canada

  • Call your local emergency number or visit your nearest emergency room.
  • UBC Student Assistance Program (SAP) by Aspiria
    • If you are within North America, call toll-free 1 833 590 1328
    • If you are outside of North America, call collect or reverse charge 1 604 757 9734

    If you're in immediate need of help, the SAP intake counsellor can provide “in-the-moment support”.

Help for survivors of sexual assault

If you or someone you know have been sexually assaulted, the first steps you should take include ensuring the survivor's safety, getting the survivor to a safe space, and seeking medical attention. UBC's Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO) is here to help and listen.

Visit SVPRO

Help a friend

Help a friend who may be considering suicide

A few steps you can take to help a friend if you're concerned that they are feeling hopeless or thinking of harming themselves.

Help with suicidal thoughts

Other health support options

UBC offers many free support resources and services. Answer a few questions to see the list of options specific to you.

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