Do you know who to call if you need help or someone to talk to? There are two important services to remember if you’re ever in an emergency or want to talk with a counsellor.
You should always call 911 if you’re in a crisis situation or if your life is in danger. They can send ambulances, police and firetrucks to help you. If you’re not sure whether it’s an emergency, it’s best to call and let the operator decide if you need help. Explain what’s happening and where you are. If you’re afraid to make the call alone, have a friend or adult call with you.
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Kids Help Phone is a 24/7, free, anonymous way to talk to a counsellor. Speaking to counsellors can help you understand how you’re feeling, how to fix problems and other services that could help. At the end of the day, you’ll still be able to decide what’s best for you.
Action Canada Access Line: 1-888-642-2725
The Access line is a 24-hour, free helpline for information on sexual health and referrals on pregnancy options.
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