Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Fibromyalgia (FM) are diseases which can turn lives upside down. With so much stigma and misinformation about the disease, it can be difficult to deal with the changes and challenges they bring. We're here to provide emotional support for patients, families and caregivers.
Here you will find a variety of online resources and contact numbers for people and organisations that can offer help. Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions.
Society support services
Support Phone Line - Our phone line is answered by volunteers living with ME and/or FM who respond to calls within 48h.
(Note: this is not an emergency support service but an emotional support service for non-urgent requests for support and information.)
BC Toll-free: 1-888-353-6322
Crisis Centre BC - The hardships experienced by ME and FM patients are often overwhelming. At the society, we receive many calls and emails every year from people who are desperate and feel they have nowhere to turn and no options. When we feel someone is in a crisis, we refer them to the Crisis Centre of BC. This is an excellent service, with volunteers trained to deal with people whose emotional and/or physical situations are dire. If you feel you are in crisis, please reach out to this excellent service. They are available 24h/day and 7 days/week.
Distress Line Numbers
Greater Vancouver 604-872-3311
Toll Free - Lower Mainland and
Sunshine Coast 1-866-661-3311
BC-wide 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Online Distress Services www.youthinbc.com www.crisiscentrechat.ca
Online Distress Services 604-872-1234
Mental Health Support (BC-wide) 310-6789