Funding helps out Crisis Lines

The Crisis Line Association of BC had some good news to carry them into Crisis Line Awareness Week.

The association received funding from the Provincial Health Services Authority that has ensured the survival of 1800SUICIDE and 310Mental Health Support, as they help to ensure the survival of people in crisis.

These two networks enhance access to the 24-hour BC crisis lines, said CLABC’s President Janice Breck.

“This cost-effective service is not only life-saving, it decreases demand on overburdened police, ambulance and hospital resources,” said a press release. “In fact, efforts to replicate the success of these networks are currently underway at a national level across Canada.”