Coronavirus: Kids Help Phone provides lifeline to Indigenous youth struggling during pandemic
Kids Help Phone has provided counselling services to youth for over three decades, offering free 24/7 support by phone, online chat and text message in English and French. Last year, the organization launched a new program, called “Finding Hope”, specifically aimed at supporting Indigenous youth. At the start of the year, Kids Help Phone was receiving more than a thousand text messages per month from Indigenous youth. And that was before the COVID-19 pandemic sparked the biggest mental health crisis the organization has ever seen.