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School stress and new beginnings: Cassandra’s* story

by Cassandra - August 12, 2015 under In My Own Words

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 idea trying to make all these plans for the future would be so overwhelming. My teachers just keep piling on homework and projects on top […] Read more

Guest blog: I always thank Kids Help Phone for being there for me, by Courtney

by Courtney - March 30, 2015 under In My Own Words

This blog comes from Courtney, a former Kids Help Phone intern and volunteer. Courtney first interned with Kids Help Phone in 2013, and then continued to volunteer with us into 2014. I knew when I started researching places for my internship that I wanted to work within a non-profit, but when I received an email in […] Read more

In my own words: Justin’s story*

by Kids Help Phone - March 9, 2015 under In My Own Words

One of my friends was talking about suicide. He had already tried to kill himself a few times before and I was really worried that he would try again that night. I didn’t know what to do, but I was scared to tell my parents. I’d told my friend I would keep it a secret, […] Read more