The information taught in the Be There Certificate is also available at To learn more about mental health and specific mental illnesses including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and addictions visit’s Mental Health Resources page. For resources on other mental health topics such as gender, sexual abuse and body image visit Born This Way Foundation’s Resources for Support page.

Need help now?

If you need someone to talk to don’t hesitate to reach out. These resources are free and confidential. If one doesn’t work for you, don’t give up. Try another.


Kids Help Phone counsellors are available 24/7.

  • Text TALK to 686868 or Call 1-800-668-6868 to chat with a trained volunteer.
  • Black youth across Canada can access free wellness support 24/7 by texting RISE to 686868.
  • Indigenous people can connect with an Indigenous volunteer crisis responder, when available, by messaging FIRST NATIONS, INUIT or METIS to 686868 for young people and 741741 for adults.

Hope for Wellness Helpline is available to Indigenous peoples 24/7.

  • Call 1-855-242-3310
  • Chat with a counsellor online

Youthspace is available to LGBTQ+ youth 6pm-12am PST.

  • Text a trained volunteer at (778) 783-0177
  • Chat with a trained volunteer online

Crisis Text Line is available 24/7

  • Text HOME to 686868

United States

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7

  • Call 1 800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line is available 24/7

  • Text HOME to 741741

Trevor Project

  • Call 1-866-488-7386
  • Text START to 678678