Black youth across Canada can access free wellness support 24/7 by texting RISE to 686868 to speak to a trained volunteer crisis responder. RiseUp powered by Kids Help Phone is a national, bilingual e-mental health service for youth of the Afro-diaspora.
In September, 7.9% of the texters who reached out to Kids Help Phone identified as African, Caribbean, and Black and spoke to us about topics like: anxiety and stress, depression, and relationships.
The service is free and available from coast to coast to coast. Visit here to find more data insights, articles and resources, and ways to connect and support.