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For many children and youth, everyday loving support from caring adults in their lives will be enough to help them thrive. Some young people need additional help.

Work Together With Your School

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In Ontario, schools are the most common place where childrenand youth accessmental health supports–you can work together with school staff to support your child.

How to Find a Community Resource

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There are community resources available to help you support your child.

How to Talk With Your Child About Mental Health

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It can be challenging to talk about mental health, but bringing up your concerns can help open lines of communication with your child.

Need help now?

We don’t provide mental health advice, counselling or treatment. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. You can also reach out to Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.