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Mental Health Supports for Families During the Christmas Season

While the holiday season is meant to be a time of joy and happiness, it is not uncommon to experience increased levels of anxiety, sadness, or family conflict during this time of high expectation and increased demands. If you or someone you care about might benefit from mental health, addictions, or crisis supports during the holiday season, please consider reaching out to a resource below:

This helpline is available for Canadians to call or text for access to culturally appropriate mental health and suicide prevention support. The service is free and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868 
If you or someone you care about needs support, Kids Help Phone’s free, multilingual and confidential services are open across Canada 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600
ConnexOntario is a system navigation service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They provide support, offer information about mental health, addictions, and gambling resources in your area, and offer strategies to help you get started. 

We wish everyone many blessings for a safe and restful holiday, and we look forward to seeing our students back in the new year.