Helping Friends

Information and Resources

Are you looking for ways to help a friend? How do you start the conversation?

Check out the websites below for ways you can help.

Help a Friend – Do’s and Don’ts:

If you are worried about a friend, tell them that finding support can help. Suggest that they talk to an adult. A teacher, guidance counselor, parent or doctor can help.
You can also check out the How to Get Help section below.

How to Get Help

Do you need someone to talk to point you in a right direction? Are you ready to talk?

  • Emergency
    If it’s an emergency, please contact your hospital or dial 911.
  • Call or chat online
    You can call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or chat with a Kids Help Phone counselor online in a Live Chat.
  • Kinark Services
    If you have a question about Kinark’s services, please call us at 1-888-454-6275.
  • Find a mental health centre in Ontario – visit Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s website.