Helplines for Suicidal Youths

Pankaj Mittal By Pankaj Mittal, 9th Jun 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Are there organizations in British Columbia, where suicidal youths can turn to for help, during these difficult times in their lives?

It is a "community base national organization" reported on the 12th October 2012, the suicidal death of fifteen year old Amanda Todd. According to this article, which is entitled "RCMP investigating death of bullied teen," Miss Todd died on the 10th October 2012 and she was living in Port Coquitlam at the time of her death. One of the functions of the BC Corners Service is to record facts and according to its Annual Report for the year 2010, 530 people took their lives, in this year. Of the 530 persons who took their lives, 116 of them were youths between the age of 0-29. Amanda Todd died one month before Suicide Prevention Day which is on the 10th September. According to Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus suicide is the act, or an instance of killing oneself intentionally and in British Columbia (BC), there are at lease three places where youths, who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, can turn to for help. These three places are: Youth in BC, Northern Youth Online and Kids Help Phone.

Youth in BC

Youth in BC is a program of the Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre). Crisis Centre has been operating since 1969. Youth in BC's website address is and youths, ages twenty-five and younger can chat online, anonymously, with trained volunteers. The chat line is available from 12 pm to 1 am, everyday. They can also be reached at 1800-Suicide (1800-784-2433, 604-8723311 in the Lower Mainland and 1866-661-3311, a Toll Free number. While visiting the website, if a visitor, for any reason, do not want anyone to see the page he/she is on, he/she could click the "hide this page" link. This will of course hide the page and the visitor can return to it by clicking on the "back tab" on the page. Visitors to this website will also find other information relating to other issues youths are faced with, information dealing with abuse, assault, bullying, stress and more.

Northern Youth Online

In Prince George, Northern Youth Online is also available. Visitors to the website can chat online website between 4 pm - 11pm daily, and they can also "hide the page," in the same way as on Youth in BC's website. The web address is and callers in Prince George can also reach them at 1-888-564-8336.

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is also available for suicidal youths and according to its website, it is a "community base national organization". Visitors can chat online with counselors from Thursday to Sunday between 3 pm - 8pm. Visitors can find out more at kidshelpphone. CA and they can also be reached at 1800-668-6868 twenty-four hour a day, every day of the week (24/7). In addition to being available for suicidal youths, they have also provided information about friends, family, sexual orientation and more, that may be useful to youths who are also struggling in these areas. The site is for youths who are twenty years old and younger.

Yes, in British Columbia, Youth in BC, Northern Youth Online and Kids Help Phone are three organizations that suicidal youths could turn to for help, during these difficult times in their lives. Additionally on the Vancouver's Lions Gate Bridge, there are six yellow phones that suicidal persons could use, to get connected to a suicidal prevention centre.

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