Even though Christmas Season is “supposed” to be filled with happiness and joy, it’s not always the case in real life. Some people have a really hard time during the Christmas holidays.
Maybe because they’re mourning or longing for a loved one. Maybe because they’re sad, or they feel alone.
Maybe because they don’t feel safe or something happened in their life they have a hard time with.
If you, or someone you know, has these feelings and you, or they, would like to talk to someone or need help, please consider these websites and phone numbers.
And remember: if you are in immediate danger, call 911.
24 Hour Crisis Line 1-888-562-1214
24 Hour Suicide/Distress Line 1-800-784-2433
Help Line for Kids/Youth – Abuse/Neglect 310-1234
Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Poison Control Centre 1-800-567-8911
Child and Youth Mental Health 250-842-7624
Gitxsan Health Society 250-842-5165
Northern Society for Domestic Peace (women’s shelter) 250-847-9000
Starting Smart (Pregnancy Outreach) 250-842-4608