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Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of B.C.

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SAFER (Suicide Attempt Follow-up, Education & Research)

Posted by & filed under Counseling & Supports, Grief & Loss, Resources, Suicide Prevention & Information.

Phone: 604-875-4794

Address: 715 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC (Ground floor, Vancouver General Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Team)

Link to a PDF with summary info: http://phc.eduhealth.ca/PDFs/GV/GV.150.S128.pdf

Works to reduce suicide risk among those in crisis, to assist family and friends who care about them, and to promote healing among those bereaved by suicide.

Vancouver residents only:

  • People age 19 and over who have made a suicide attempt, are currently suicidal, or have suicidal ideation, and are assessed as fitting program criteria, can receive individual counselling, advocacy, and hospital liaison within a six-month time frame.
  • Short-term psychoeducational sessions are available to people concerned about suicide in a significant other.
  • Anyone with concerns related to suicide can speak with an intake worker 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

BC-wide services:

  • Anyone bereaved by a suicide death who can attend the office may access one-on-one counselling and a structured support group, call the intake number above for more information.