If our confidential and anonymous, professional counselling service is experiencing longer than normal wait times, you may reach one of our trained volunteers at our confidential texting service. Text “CONNECT” to 686868.
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"I cry so much that I get to the point where I feel sick."
"I'm 16 and I left home due to emotional and mental abuse."
"I hate my family."
"Honestly, I'm just exhausted, i want all of this to end."
"Sometimes I wish they weren't my parents."
"My dad is a negative, unhappy person."
"I'm in a tough situation right now."
You can chat with a live counsellor Wednesday - Sunday, 6pm - 2am EST. Find out when Live Chat is open in your province by clicking here
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We’re trying out new chat hours, so Live Chat is currently open 24/7. Once we’ve finished our testing, regular service hours will resume.