As the conversation surrounding mental health continues to evolve, so do the pressures placed upon today’s youth. Bullying, depression and suicide are just some of the many crises that Canadian youth grapple with daily, leaving many feeling like they have no one to talk to. Since 1989, Kids Help Phone has been around to make sure that isn’t true.
As the only national organization that offers 24/7, 365 anonymous and professional counselling for Canadian youth, Kids Help Phone has been instrumental in encouraging and enabling conversations that thousands of young people may feel uncomfortable having with parents, teachers or friends. Available in English or French by phone (1-800-668-6868), Live chat, or text, Kids Help Phone is there to help – no matter the crisis.
So, how can you help? The platform provides Canadians with the necessary tools for both youth and adults to get involved through targeted programs, volunteering and events. Supporting non-profit organizations such as Kids Help Phone allows these conversations to continue to be had – and for young to people to know that, no matter what, help is always there.