We hope you find these weblinks helpful. Please contact us if you would like to suggest an addition to our resource list.

Suicide Prevention Handbook for Central Okanagan Communities – updated 2018

OSAS Warning Signs Brochure

Hockey Talks Vancouver Canucks – Mental Health Awareness – Alex Burrows and his sister hope that one day seeking help for mental illness is as standard as getting a cast for a broken arm

The Player’s Tribune, by Corey Hirsch – At 21, Corey Hirsch had it all: An Olympic medal. A Stanley Cup. He wanted to die.

SUPPORT FOR LOVED ONES, those who have lost someone to suicide

Free support group for individuals, families and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide hosted by OSAS. This is an opportunity to connect and share in a safe and supportive environment with others who understand your grief. Call or email Jenn for more information, (250) 300-7990 or

SUPPORT FOR PARENTS who have experienced the loss of a child
For parents who have experienced the death of a child. Call or email The Compassionate Friends Of Kelowna Glen and Linda Woods, (250) 807-2487 or


Find a Crisis Centre (CASP)
Emergency   9-1-1
1-800-SUICIDE   1-800-784-2433
BC Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service   1-800-663-1441
BC Bereavement Helpline  1-877-779-2223
BC Nurse Line 1-866-215-4700  (you can also call 8-1-1)
BC Partners Mental Health Information Line   1-800-661-2121
Crisis Centre Chat available 12pm-1am
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC   1-800-764-2433
Early Psychosis Intervention Program   1-604-675-3875
Kelowna Response Service: Community Response Team (250) 212-8533
Kelowna Community Resources   1-250-763-8008
Kelowna Crisis Line   1-888-353-2273
Kids Help Phone   1-800-668-6868
LifeLine Suicide Prevention and Awareness Mobile App


BC Coroners Service & 2006-2016 Death by Suicide Report 
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
BC Schizophrenia Society
Blue Wave
Canadian Coalition for Senior Mental Health & Toolkit on Suicide Prevention for Older Adults
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Kamloops Branch
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Kelowna Branch
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Penticton Branch
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Salmon Arm Branch
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Vernon Branch
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)
Centre for Suicide Prevention Canada
CARMHA – Publications relating to the topic of suicide
Foundry Kelowna
– Smokers: A Higher Risk of Suicide
KCR Publication – Child, Youth & Family Mental Health & Substance Abuse Resource Guide for Service Providers
Mental Health Commission of Canada
The F.O.R.C.E. / FamilySmart – Society for Kids’ Mental Health
The JED Foundation