Youth Help and Resources
I Need Help Now
If you are:
- feeling desperate and hopeless
- alone with no one to talk to
- worried you might hurt yourself or someone else
If you have:
- made a plan
- the means to hurt yourself or someone else (e.g. pills or a weapon)
- attempted suicide or hurt yourself before
Call 911 or Here 24/7 1-844-437-3247
I Need to Talk to Someone
That’s great that you have taken this first step and want to talk to someone. You are not in an emergency, but know that you are having a tough time and need to talk. Some of these are by phone, chatting or online. Some you can visit face to face. You can use as many of these services as you want.
www.KidsHelpPhone.ca – 24/7 service on line or by phone 1-800-668-6868, online chatting support on the weekends
www.yourlifecounts.org – email support 24/7
A great place to start is Front Door, who will help figure out the support you need – call 519-749-2932.
Counselling – these places you can walk in and get one on one support and talk to someone– no appointment necessary (18 and under):
Mondays – 1770 King St E Kitchener 9:00am – 4:30pm (last appt 3:30pm)
Tuesdays – 35 Dickson St, Camb 12noon – 7:30pm (last appt 6:30pm)
Wednesdays – 1770 King St E Kitchener 12 noon – 7:30pm (last appt 6:30pm)
Thursdays – 1145 Concession Rd Camb LANGS 9:00am – 4:30pm (last appt 3:30pm)
Saturdays – 1770 King St E Kitchener 9:00am – 3:30pm
Other Great Websites and Resources to Help You Out
www.MindYourMind.ca – youth driven website from London – useful tools and info to manage stress and anxiety, great apps
www.twloha.com –lots of youth like this site– can blog here – helpful site for if you are self harming
NeedHelpNow.ca – great site on how to remove pictures, what to do when a picture has been posted about you
Woolwich Counselling Centre in Elmira offers a program for youth who self harm. The program is called S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends). Woolwich Counselling Centre 65 Memorial Ave, Elmira 519-669-8651
Crisis Respite Residential – Need a place to go and feel safe for a few days? Call crisis respite.
16 and up/maximum 14 day stay/24 hr counsellor, curfew, 6 beds 519-576-7431.
Click here to download a handy wallet tip card.
Mobile & Apps
Access tools and help anywhere, anytime.
Always There mobile app by Kids Help Phone – http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/PhoneUs/AlwaysThere.aspx
The Always There app provides a password protected space for you to log your feelings, flip through a ton of youth-submitted tips, inspirational quotes, and jokes aimed at helping you cope with stress. You can access tipsheets offline on a variety of emotional health topics and more. Finally, the app can also connect you directly with a Kids Help Phone counsellor over the phone, or through Live Chat.
Mind Your Mind – https://mindyourmind.ca/Interactives
- Panic attack – Find out what you might experience and practical tips on how to get through a panic or anxiety attack.
- Mindyourmood – featuring 28 different moods this tracker allows you to enter notes and flag them for later. Developed with YHP Canada.
- Make a Wish – use this app to get your stresses off your chest and articulate your dreams. Dream it then type it.
- Reach Out – Our famous Jeopardy style game featuring three categories ‘Truth & Facts’, ‘Pop Culture’ and ‘Signs & Symptoms’
- Squishem – annoying stress trogs are on the loose! Squish ‘Em!
- Boost Me – In a match 3 format, this game gives the user quick tips to promote confidence and self-esteem. Developed with WACHC.
On Line Tool – IcopeU offers fingertip access to reliable information, stress management and safety planning tools to students who are feeling overwhelmed.
Compiled by the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council.