Keep supporting yourself and others

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The past couple of years have been a different experience for everyone. For many of us, COVID-19 continues to make our lives feel pretty different than before. And you’ve probably learned about some upsetting world events related to climate change, racism, residential schools and / or other issues. These kind of things can take a toll on your mental health. You might be wondering what you can do to keep supporting yourself and others.

If you’ve been having a difficult time, we want you to know you’re not alone. In 2021, young people connected with Kids Help Phone over 4.1 million times for counselling, crisis support and self-guided tips and tools.

It can be helpful to know what you can do to support your well-being, if and when you need to. Here, Kids Help Phone shares some ideas, like ways to practise mindfulness, self-care and healthy social media habits. To create these resources, we listen to what young people share with us every day.

You can use these tools to care for yourself and help support others. You can also share these resources to spark or re-ignite conversations about mental health.

Kids Help Phone collaborated with Family Channel to share some healthy social media habits you can try if you find yourself feeling down after scrolling through your feed. You can check out the tips in the videos below:

Social media isn’t real life

Likes aren’t everything

Find the kindness

If you’d like to talk to someone about how you can support yourself and others during a tough time, how you’ve been feeling lately or anything on your mind, you can reach out to Kids Help Phone 24/7. No issue is too big or too small.

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