Reasons to give

Kids Help Phone’s innovation and e-mental health services save lives. With your support, more young people in every community across Canada can access the help they need, in the way they need it most.

For over 30 years, Kids Help Phone has been the one and only place youth know, trust and can go to any time, day or night. Your support will help ensure each and every young person in Canada can get trusted help in their moments of need.

Why should I give to Kids Help Phone?

In 2019, over 1.9 million young people reached out to Kids Help Phone in times of need. The top five issues they connected with us about include:

  • mental/emotional health
  • suicide/suicidal ideation
  • peer and partner relationships
  • family changes and relationships
  • school issues

In 2019, conversations about suicide increased by 277%. And that’s not all. We now conduct eight to 10 active rescues (when we help a young person in a moment of crisis or at imminent risk of harm by getting the support needed by engaging emergency services) per day through our texting service.

Your support ensures no young person is ever alone and that they can access the help they need — when they need it most — through phone and text.

For more information about how your support can make a difference in a young person’s life, check out our 2019 Impact Report.

What are other supporters’ reasons for giving?

Here, some of our supporters share what inspires them to support young people in Canada.

I know many young people need help. I see adults who still carry pain and anger inside from their youth, which often leads to [further struggles]. If I can make a difference in the life of a child or teen that makes me happy.

— Elizabeth, Kids Help Phone donor

I’m 65 now, and have been happily married since I was 19. Still, it has taken all this time for me to get over the anguish of my abusive childhood. I wish that Kids Help Phone had been around in the 1960s when I was so depressed and lonely. I give so that kids can get help now, and so that fewer people will spend their whole lives trying to ‘get over’ the misery of their early years.

— Lauri, Kids Help Phone donor

With your help, every young person in Canada can access the support they need, in the way they need it most. Become a Kids Help Phone donor today so that no one is ever alone!

What motivates you to support youth mental health? Share your story and let others know why it’s important for young people to have safe, non-judgmental spaces to turn for help.