Social distancing, public venue closures and uncertainty on what comes next has become the norm for the next while as the world struggles to manage and contain the spread of Covid-19.
Nelson Police Department and Nelson Police Department Victim Services would like to remind everyone in the West Kootenays of some of the helpful, and confidential, resources available locally and provincially.
It’s understandable if these difficult and unprecedented times leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Or maybe you are isolated and fearful for your safety or the safety of your children or vulnerable persons in your care and wonder where you can access help. Help is a phone call away in BC, trained crisis workers are available 24/7, if you need them.
Within the city of Nelson the Nelson Police Department has officers working 24/7. They are always available for non-emergencies at 250-354-3919 and for an emergency dial 911.
Some of the well staffed Provincial on line and phone resources:
Crisis Line Association of BC – 1 800 suicide (1 800 784-2433) – 24/7
www.crisiscentre.bc.ca – 24/7 – crisis and suicide intervention
Mental Health and Information Support Line 310-6789
Kids Help phone – 1 800 668-6868
www.kidshelphone.ca or text connect to 686868 – 24/7
Helpline for children – 310-1234
www.youthinbc.com – 24/7
VictimlinkBC – 1 800 563-0808 – 24/7
information, referrals. Immediate crisis support.
HealthLinkBC – 811 or healthlinkbc.ca
BC211- 211 or www.bc211.ca
Information and referral regarding community, government and social services