At The Friendship Bench, part of our goal is to raise awareness of youth and teen mental health issues that can lead to suicide, including stress, anxiety, and depression, and to help remove the stigma around it.

In addition to the various programs we will be putting together and working on with educational organizations, we want to share stories of hope and inspiration, as well as provide content that shows you’re not alone, and it’s okay to reach out for help.

To that end, we want to share your stories, and how you’ve managed to overcome your own battle with mental health issues.

  • It can be a personal story
  • It can be about a wonderful organization that helped
  • It can be about what schools and colleges are doing in your area
  • It can be things that make you happy, and may help others when they’re down

If you’d like to learn more, or have an idea you’d like to share on how we can help those who may be afraid to reach out, simply send us your details via the contact form here and we’ll be back in touch with you soon.

Thank you.

Need Help?

If you need help immediately, visit your local emergency department or call 911.

If your school has a bench installed, you can find the Local Resources to help you here, where we can provide on-campus support services.

If you need help and you’re unsure where to start, the Provincial Resources listed on this site can help - click here to learn more.

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