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Taking care of yourself while sharing space during COVID-19
I know someone who’s dealing with self-injury
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How to start journaling today
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5 ways to talk to a friend about their substance use
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Online safety: Tips for caring adults
Kids Help Phone Emergency Services Referral Form
Coping with grief, loss and change
6 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day during COVID-19
Stress: How to help the young person in your life
30 inspirational quotes to lift you up
NHL players’ top tips for following your passion
Words of wisdom: Positive quotes for your daily life
Share your message of encouragement with kids across Canada
Questionnaire: Reflecting on feelings of sadness
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Charlie’s story on sexuality
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How to cope with triggering news stories
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“Who would knew the internet could be a feeding ground…”
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Anti-Black racism: Support for Black people and allies
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Kids Help Phone launches data insights platform
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Body image: How to love what you see in the mirror
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Cultural and systemic racism: What are they?
How to cope with social distancing during COVID-19
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One-in-five teens in Canada seriously considers suicide
Kids Help Phone creates special back-to-school program
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Puberty and people assigned male at birth
Understanding stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
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Fill the silence for youth in Canada
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What to expect from post-secondary school life
Puberty and people assigned female at birth
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Let it out: How to cope with feeling sad
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How to talk to the young person in your life about bullying
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