Kids face grown-up problems. We can all support them.

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The death of a loved one. A struggle with gender identity. A racist remark. Overwhelming stress and anxiety. These may seem like grown-up problems, but they’re concerns young people contact Kids Help Phone about, too.

Kids, teens and young adults today face serious, real-life concerns some think of as only grown-up problems. And mental health plays a role in how we deal with each one, no matter how old we are. So far, for 2021, Kids Help Phone has supported young people 3.76 million times. We envision a future where every young person in Canada will access the support they need, in the way they need it most, so that they’re never alone. We are the beacon. Our supporters are the light.

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I feel anxious all the time.

I can’t focus.

They think I’m doing it for attention.

So now I put on a fake smile even when I feel alone and broken.

Sometimes I scream into my pillow so no one can hear.

They say “just calm down.” But I’m the one who’s sinking.

Against the darkness a super appears:

This was a call from a 10-year-old.

The lights go out.

Anxiety isn’t just for grown-ups.

Every year, millions of kids reach out to Kids Help Phone.

Find out why at KidsHelpPhone.ca

Kids Help Phone is the ally to youth that many adults hoped for when they were growing up.


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So far, for 2021, Kids Help Phone has supported young people 3.76 million times.

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French. Since 1989, Kids Help Phone’s innovation has saved lives. Our professional counsellors and trained, volunteer crisis responders are there for youth from coast to coast to coast. And you can help ensure mental health support is always available.



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I’m so mad! No one said anything today.

They just acted like it was any other day.

My brother died three years ago. And we’ve already stopped talking about him?

He always found a way to make me laugh.

I miss him every single day and we’re already pretending like he didn’t exist?

Against the darkness a super appears:

This was a call from an 11-year-old.

The lights go out.

Grief isn’t just for grown-ups.

Every year, millions of kids reach out to Kids Help Phone.

Find out why at KidsHelpPhone.ca

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