YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN:
If you feel you are a danger to yourself because of suicidal impulses, we urge you to seek out professional help. You deserve support at this difficult time.
The Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1.888.494.3888 or 1.800-SUI.CIDE  (1.800.784.2433).  Another option is to talk to your doctor or contact Campbell River Mental Health and Substance Use at 250.850.2620.  If you have any thoughts about harming yourself that are urgent, please go to the Hospital or call 911. 

If you feel you might be a danger to someone else
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, we also urge you to be proactive.  You can call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888 for support and referrals or you could also call Campbell River Mental Health and Substance Use at 250-850-5620.  If you feel you might be a danger to your children and need support you can call the kids helpline “310-1234” (no area code needed).

If you know of a child being abused or neglected, call the kids helpline “310.1234” (no area code needed). Your name can be kept confidential and your action can prevent child abuse and help the family. 

If you are in a relationship that doesn’t feel safe, here are some danger signs to be aware of;
  • Someone who doesn't respect your "NO"
  • Someone who acts in an intimidating way
  • Someone who doesn't view you as an equal
  • Someone who talks negatively about people in general
  • Someone who is extremely possessive
  • Someone who doesn't listen or respond when asked to leave
    your home, car, etc.
  • Someone who frequently gets angry about small things
  • Someone who treats other people with disrespect whether they know them or not

               If you have been assaulted:                 Be aware that:    
  • Go to a Safe Place - Your first priority is YOURSELF and your CHILDREN.
  • See a trusted physician or go to the hospital as soon as possible. Medical support is important to ensure your physical safety. Wounding, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy can result from a sexual assault.
  • If there is a chance that you may want to pursue charges against the perpetrator at some point, it will be important to inform the hospital so they can collect physical evidence of the assault to preserve for court.
  • It is NOT necessary to know if you will be reporting the assault to the RCMP to receive prompt medical attention.

  • The hospital will NOT call the RCMP unless you request them to do so.

  • The hospital will NOT report you to the RCMP if there were drugs and/or alcohol involved in the assault.

  • If you are considering pursuing charges but would like more information on the court process, contact the Community Based Victim Assistance Program in Campbell River at 250-287-2421
 
For professional individual counselling,
contact North Island Survivors' Healing Society at
250.287.3325

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