There are times when we have problems that feel overwhelming. If you’re feeling like this, then it's good to to talk with someone about what's going on.
It's up to you to decide who that person will be - it could be a parent, school counsellor, family doctor or another trusted adult. While letting your friends know what's going on can help you feel supported, talking to an adult can help you figure out what steps to take. Find out more about talking with someone about what's bothering you.
If you want to talk to someone right now, call...
- Mental Health Support and Information - 310-6789 (no area code needed) Toll free number
- Kids Help Phone (for young people ages 20 and under) - 1-800-668-6868
Prefer to chat online?
Youth in BC is an online resource where youth can get help by having a real-time online chat with a trained volunteer. (Available from noon to 1 a.m. every day)
Prefer to TEXT?
- Youthspace.ca offers youth in British Columbia the option of texting.
Places to get support:
- Phone help lines and websites
- Education support services
- Private counsellors and psychologists
- Mental health services
- Family doctors and psychiatrists