Depression. Self-care. Anxiety. Relationships. Thoughts of suicide. Sometimes, we may want help with something on our mind, but we’re not sure how to get started. And if we’re dealing with an issue we find hard to talk about, like a crisis, it can be tough to say it out loud.
With Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone, you can chat with a trained, volunteer crisis responder for support any time, about anything, via text message.
What happens when I text?
After that, you’ll be connected to a volunteer crisis responder who can talk to you about any issue — big or small. You can end the conversation at any time by texting the word STOP. (This means that we won’t send you any more messages unless you text again.)
How does it work?
Follow these three steps to reach one of our volunteer crisis responders!
1. Text CONNECT to 686868 from anywhere in Canada, any time, about anything.
2. A volunteer crisis responder receives the text and lets you know they’re here to listen.
3. The volunteer crisis responder will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.