Where to get help

 Many teenagers with mental illness are suffering alone for many reasons. They think that they should deal with this battle on their own, that no one will understand what they are going through, or they simply don't know where to get help. 
       The truth is, no one should be suffering alone. It is important to understand that it is okay to seek help. Confiding in a parent or getting special counselling can make the biggest difference. There are so many resources out there specifically devoted to helping. This is the first step to overcoming mental illness... 

Need to talk to someone?

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 for texting service (24hr counselling and listing helpline/texting service)

Tele-Aide: 514-935-1101 (24hr listening service)

Suicide Action Montreal (SAM): 1-866-277-3553 (24/7 listening service)

Tracom Crisis Intervention Centre: 514-483-3033 (24/7 bilingual telephone support)

West Island Crisis Centre: 514-684-6160 (24hr crisis intervention line; for those in need of crisis intervention; or for people supporting others in crisis)

Douglas Institute Emergency Care: 514-761-6131, ext: 2221 (24/7 for urgent care)

Jewish General Hospital, Teenage Health Unit: 514-340-8242 (Monday to Friday: 8:30-4:30)

Info-Santé/Info-Social-811: promptly puts you in contact with a nurse or psychosocial intervention worker in the event of a health care concern or psychosocial problem

Bell Let's Talk: Bell Let's Talk has created an amazing platform with many resources specific towards helping teenagers going through a variety of different situations. If you need help don't hesitate and don't second guess. Check out their website for more resources. 

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