February 15, 2018 9:43 am
Updated: February 15, 2018 10:50 am

Crisis texting line now available for kids in Manitoba 24/7

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A new crisis text line in now available for kids in Manitoba 24/7, every day of the year.

The service, powered by Kids Help Phone partnering with Crisis Text Line, will allow young people to reach out for help any time by text message.

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The goal is to provide an easy way to access help directly from cellphones, without the need for a data plan, internet connection or app.

Kids in Manitoba can text “CONNECT” to 6-8-6-8-6-8 and will be connected to a trained crisis responder that can help with any issues.

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This is the country’s first and only free texting support service for youth, which will launch in other provinces across Canada later this year.

You can reach Kids Help Phone 24/7 by phone on 1-800-668-6868 and online during Live Chat hours

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