Mental Health Websites for Teens

Crisis Lines

Alberta Health Services links to help support you!

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with them whenever you want, however you want.

Their service is completely confidential

Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is a service partnership between Kids Help Phone and U.S.-based crisis line and technology pioneer Crisis Text Line, providing young people in Canada with the first ever, 24/7, free nationwide texting service.

Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained Crisis Responders.

Suicide Awareness

You Matter is a movement to spread the word that your problems, your worries, your fears, and above all you—unique and real you—matter. And because just about everyone—at some point—hits the wall, they are here to help. You Matter was created by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to let people know that suicide is preventable.

Mental Health Awareness

This website is meant for teens who have been coping with depressed mood. This resource teaches a set of skills that teens can apply to their own life to overcome depression. It is meant to provide teens and concerned adults with accurate information about depression. This online resource is based on and complementary to Dealing with Depression: Antidepresssant Skills for Teens (Bilsker, Gilbert, Worling & Garland, 2005).

Half of Us, aims to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help. The goal is to provide information about mental health and help teens and young adults find needed resources. The website also hosts interviews with celebrities who have struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues.

This website has lots of information about mental health including specific information about disorders, but also about the teen brain, importance of sleep, and other issues impacting teens. There's also stories from teens about living with certain mental health issues, and sections for friends, teachers, parents and health professionals about how to help teens struggling with mental health concerns.

Providing a safe place for teens who need honest and accurate information, this website provides resources on mental health issues.

Teen Talk provides information for youth from a harm reduction, prevention education perspective. They focus on sexuality, reproductive health, body image, substance use awareness, mental health, issues of diversity and anti-violence issues.

The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.

Your Life, Your Voice provides several ways for teens to get connected with someone to discuss any issue that is impacting them in the moment such as feeling depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge.

CMHA Calgary's YouthSMART (Youth Supporting Mental Health and Resiliency Together) integrates collaboration, youth-initiated mental health learning opportunities in local junior and senior high schools. Find some amazing resources on stress, mindfulness, and more!

Substance Abuse

The “Students & Young Adults” section gives information and resources about drugs, smoking, marijuana, steroids, prescription medications, and other topics.