Immediate Help

If you are a Black female youth or know one in crisis, please consider the following resources:

  • In Emergency or Need Urgent Medical Support: Call 911.
  • Talk Suicide Canada: If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, you can reach out to Talk Suicide Canada at 1-833-456-4566. Support is available 24/7.
  • Gender-Based Violence: If you are experiencing gender-based violence, there are crisis lines available in every province and territory to provide immediate support.

Mental Health and Substance Use

If you or a Black female youth you know is struggling with mental health or substance use, consider the following resource:

  • Wellness Together Canada: Connect with a mental health professional one-on-one:

Visit Wellness Together Canada for access to various levels of support, including one-on-one counselling, articles, self-guided courses, and peer support.

For Youth and Young Adults

  • Kids Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) or text CONNECT to 686868. This service is available 24/7 to Canadians aged 5 to 29, providing confidential and anonymous care from trained responders. Visit the Kids Help Phone website for online chat support and access to resources for youth.
  • RiseUp: Kids Help Phone’s Action Plan for Supporting Black Youth: Canadian youth can access Kids Help Phone’s e-mental health services anytime for support. Black youth identifying as African, Caribbean, Black, or part of the Afro-diaspora can receive free wellness support 24/7 by texting RISE to 686868.

Remember, there is support available specifically tailored to Black female youth. Reach out to these resources for the help and care you need.

Sources

  • If you or someone you know is in need of mental health support, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) offers valuable guidance on how to get help. This resource provides a comprehensive guide on accessing mental health services, including information on crisis helplines, community resources, and tips for seeking support. Whether you’re looking for assistance for yourself or a loved one, this resource from CMHA is a trusted source to help you navigate the path to better mental health.

    Citation: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). (n.d.). How to Get Help. Retrieved 10/9/2023.