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Teens Talk: A Report on Youth Issues

Kids Help Phone surveyed teens across Canada to learn more about their unique challenges and overall well-being. Read the report

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It’s easy to promote Kids Help Phone’s free, professional counselling services in your school, library, waiting room, or anywhere young people are. Learn more

Courage is calling. Help us answer.

Every day, hundreds of kids reach out to Kids Help Phone during their most challenging and critical moments. This is a tremendous act of courage. Read more

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Carol Todd wants you to #LightUpPurple for World Mental Health Day


When you think about mental health, what words come to mind? For me, it’s kindness, respect, empathy and compassion. I believe it’s so important for these emotions to be taught and shared at the earliest of ages because embracing these basic Read more

“I can’t remember a night I have not cried myself to sleep since I was 11”: A counsellor’s story, by Cheryl-Lynn

“Hello, you’ve reached a counsellor. How can I help you tonight?” I waited.  I heard soft sobs; he spoke so fast, I could not decipher his story. “Are you safe Read more

School stress and new beginnings: Cassandra’s* story

I’m 17 years old and in my final year of high school. I should be having fun, enjoying my last moments of freedom, but I’m so stressed! I had no Read more

Some secrets are too big to keep: A counsellor’s story, by Louise

Weather can affect a counselling day. If the weather – good or bad – is keeping kids indoors, there’s a good chance we’re gonna be hearing from them. And it’s not just Read more

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“I don’t know what’s going to happen in my life, but I wanted to call and thank you for listening. You were the only ones who did.”
– 14-year-old caller