KB Searchlight

Crisis Information

Are you in crisis?

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, if you believe that your life or someone else’s life is in danger, please seek help urgently by contacting one of the following:

  • Calling 911 or going to your local hospital’s emergency room
  • Calling the Crisis Line at 310-6789 or the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) for confidential, non-judgmental and free support available 24 hours a day
  • Calling the Youth in BC 24 hour crisis line at 1-866-661-3311, or access their online chat with trained volunteers between the hours of 12 pm and 1 am. www.youthinbc.com

Here are some further resources for getting help when you need it most urgently:


In case of emergency call 911

Castlegar 250-365-7721
Fruitvale 250-367-9248
Grand Forks 250-442-8288
Midway 250-449-2244
Kaslo 250-353-2225
Nakusp 250-265-3677
Nelson – City Police 250-354-3919
Nelson – RCMP 250-352-2156
New Denver 250-358-2222
Rossland 250-362-7265
Salmo 250-357-2212
Slocan 250-352-5393
Trail 250-364-2566

Castlegar 250-365-7711
Grand Forks 250-443-2100
Kaslo 250-353-2211
Nelson 250-352-3111 or 1-866-352-3111
Nakusp 250-265-3622
New Denver 250-358-7911
Trail 250-368-3311 or 1-866-368-3314

KB Searchlight is an initiative of the Kootenay Boundary CYMHSU Action Team, coordinated locally by Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice and hosted by partner agency, Kootenay Family Place. Other action team members include families, doctors, mental health counsellors, school administrators, health authority staff, community agencies and more. The Child Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative is supported by the Shared Care Committee with additional support for specialist participation from the Specialist Services Committee. Both committees are partnerships between Doctors of BC and government of BC.