Health & Wellness

Mental Health Emergency

If you of another student is faced with an emergency mental health crisis:

  • Contact local emergency 911
  • Visit the Emergency Room at the nearest hospital
  • Contact Car 87 by calling Access & Assessment Center’s 24-hour crisis line at (604) 675-3700 or via 9-1-1

Sexual Assault

  • If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, the steps you should take include ensuring the survivor’s safety, getting the survivor to a safe place, and seeking medical attention
  • If you are feeling threatened or unsafe, inform the front desk at the campus. You may also call the campus front desk line (604) 430-5608
  • WAVAW Rape Crisis Center: 24-Hour Crisis and Information line: (604) 255-6344

Drug & Alcohol Overdose

  • If you think you may be having an overdose or are witnessing an overdose, call 9-1-1 immediately
  • Brighten College’s address is 101- 4603 Kingsway Street, Burnaby
  • Arrange for someone to meet first responders outside the building and escort them to the scene
  • Alert the Front Desk

Suicide / Crisis Services

  • Call 9-1-1 or visit your nearest emergency department at the hospital
  • Reach out to the following free 24-hour Crisis Services:
    • Vancouver Crisis Line: (604) 872-3311
    • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
    • Fraser Health Crisis Line: (604) 951-8855 (serves Burnaby and Surrey)
    • Kuu-Us Crisis Response Services: 1-800-588-8717 (Serves Indigenous Community members)
    • Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-872-0133
  • Here2talk
    • Free 24-hour services allows you to immediately connect with a counselor through chat or on the phone. You can request counselling services in multiple languages, including French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Spanish, Arabic and more!
    • All you have to do is download the Here2talk app on the Play Store / Apple store or you can call the following number: (604) 642-5212

List of Crisis Contacts

  • 9-1-1 or local Emergency Room
  • Vancouver Crisis Center (604) 872-3311
  • Crisis Line 1-866-661-3311
  • BC Wide Crisis Line 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • Metal Health Support Line: Call 310-6789 (no area code)
  • Alcohol & Drug Information Referral Service: Call 1-800-663-1441 (604-660-9382 in the Lower Mainland)