Reasons to be there for young people in Canada

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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 supporters have been there for young people and allowed us to be open 24/7 in any moment of crisis or need. Continued support will help ensure each and every young person in Canada can get free, 24/7 access to mental health resources.

Why should I give to Kids Help Phone?

In 2020, Kids Help Phone had over 4.6 million interactions with young people from coast to coast to coast. The top five issues they connected with us about include:

  • mental / emotional health
  • relationships
  • family
  • suicide
  • school issues

In 2020, youth in Canada experienced more complex challenges than ever. Our interactions with young people increased by 137% compared to the year before. Thanks to your support, more kids, teens and young adults could reach out for help when they needed it the most.

Read our 2020 Impact Report to learn more about how Kids Help Phone changes lives of millions of young people in Canada.

What are other supporters’ reasons for giving?

Here, some of our supporters share what inspires them to give to youth mental health and well-being across 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, Kids Help Phone can continue to always be open and offer youth a trusted space to turn. By becoming a donor, you’re joining a community of people in Canada who are creating a brighter tomorrow for kids from coast to coast to coast.

Published June 2021