More Events and News
Kids Help Phone surveyed 1,319 teens across Canada and asked them about the problems they face and who they turn to for help. The results are in. Learn more
A counsellor can talk a young man down from a bridge and broker hope for other kids struggling with thoughts of suicide. Kids and teens can find useful resources for supporting themselves and their friends. Read this month’s eNewsletter.
Does stress, bullying, anxiety and relationship issues affect students in your school? Tackle this by starting a Kids Help Phone School Club! Read more
Kids Help Phone Blog
Fostering healthy body image in teens: A parenting expert’s perspective by Alyson Schafer
Every day, parents talk negatively about their bodies, unaware that their children might be listening. Children quickly learn that physical looks matter, and that thin is preferable. Some children may mistakenly reason that their whole worth is based on meeting Read more
5 tips for supporting the young person in your life with body image
Canada’s most common New Year’s Resolution this year — for teens and for adults — was to lose weight. While setting health-related goals can be positive, framing them negatively and Read more
“I was heartbroken and felt worthless and lost. Just like I did right after my dad died”: Laurel’s* story
My dad passed away about four years ago and my family hasn’t been the same since. In fact, we really haven’t coped at all. I pushed myself to get back into Read more
Moving out and leaving home for the first time: Margot’s* story
I was 16 when I decided to move out of the house. For a number of reasons, I just couldn’t live with my mother anymore. She had her own issues Read more
Facts and Stats
1 in 5
One in five teens in Canada reported that they had seriously considered suicide in the last 12 months and of those teens, almost half had formulated a plan.