Mental Health Emergencies in our Community
Share your story.
The Canadian Mental Health Association North West Vancouver (CMHA) is collecting stories from the community. We’re interested in hearing about your personal experience with the RCMP when contacting 911 for help with a mental health emergency.
The story of your experience or interaction will help inform CMHA’s dialogue with North Vancouver RCMP about improving interactions with the public during mental health crisis response.
Please describe your engagement with connecting with 911 for a mental health emergency for you or your family member. You can share as much or little as you’d like.
We are interested in hearing:
– How did you feel during your interaction with 911 dispatch, RCMP, paramedics?
– How do you feel as you reflect back on it? Was it helpful or harmful?
– What would you like to have been done differently? Why?
If you would prefer to talk to someone directly about your experience or story please call CMHA’s Peer Navigation Coordinator – Tessa Veikle at 778-246-6062
If sharing your experience brings up distressing feelings, we recommend calling the Mental Health Support Line 310-6789 (no area code) or the BC Crisis Line 1-800-784-2433. Both phone numbers are available 24/7 and in over 140 languages.
Please share your story before October 15, 2020.