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Online Crisis Chat provides venues to communicate in real time. Forums and discussion groups allow users to post messages but don’t have the capacity for interactive messaging.

Canada

Arctic Children & Youth Foundation  (Northern Canada)
They work at all levels to assist Arctic children and youth to attain standards of living, education, opportunities, health and well-being equal to those of other Canadians. ACYF is mandated to serve children and youth in the Canadian northern territories and regions, focusing on Inuvialuit, Nunavut, Nunavik, and Nunatsiavut.

ConnecTeen
ConnecTeen is a confidential peer support service for youth in Calgary and area. If you ever have a question, a problem or just need someone to talk to, give us a call, drop us an email, send us a text or chat with us online.

Honouring Life Network (Canadian Aboriginal)
The Honouring Life Network is a project of the National Aboriginal Health Organization. The Web site offers culturally relevant information and resources on suicide prevention to help Aboriginal youth and youth workers dealing with a problem that has reached crisis proportions in some First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Canada.

Jeunesse, J’écoute (French Canadian)
Un endroit sûr pour les jeunes. Obtiens des informations, communique avec un intervenant, et amuses-toi grâce à nos sondages et nos jeux.

Kids Help Phone (20 years old and under)
A safe space for young people. Get info, contact a counsellor, try our surveys and games.

Northern Youth Online (Northern Canadian)
Crisis Prevention and Intervention and Information Centre for Northern Canada. Online chat is available for 4 pm – 10 pm daily.

Tel-jeunes (French Canadian)
C’est un service où tu peux échanger sur un sujet qui te préoccupe et avoir l’avis d’autres jeunes comme toi. Viens consulter les différentes sections du forum. Ce mois-ci, notre Top forum porte sur les problèmes personnels.

Your Life Counts
No matter what you’re going through, the YLC Online Lifeline is a safe place for you to share your worries/ concerns with us confidentially, anonymously and one on one just as you feel comfortable.

Youth in BC (BC and Yukon)
YouthInBC.com is a program of the Crisis Centre. It Connects youth with support, information and resources. Online chat is available from 12pm to 1am in BC and Yukon Only.

LGBT Youthline (LGBTQ in Ontario)
Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.

Youth Space
Youthspace.ca is made up of a community of volunteers who are here to support you – whatever you are going through. Youthspace.ca Chat is Open 6pm – Midnight (PST).

United States

121HELP.me
121help.me is a program of the North American Alliance of Child Helplines (NAACH). The goal of the program is to create universal crisis portals for children/youth, both on the phone and on-line, as mechanisms to reach qualified, professional crisis counselors 24/7

Common Ground
At Common Ground, they’re dedicated to helping people move from crisis to hope.

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service (New York)
Text message Mondays through Fridays from 6 to 9 pm for free and confidential crisis counseling. Emotional problems, big or small, they will listen without judgement and help you find your own best solutions.  The Chat will be for teens and young adults, among others, in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions of New York.

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa)
If you prefer typing to talking, use your computer to access this free instant-messaging service. IowaCrisisChat.org offers online emotional support for anyone in need. Online Chat is available 24 hours a day.

On Your Mind
OnYourMind.net provides a safe and anonymous place for teens to get information and support from other teens.

Teen Line
Do you need help working something out? Do you want to talk to someone who understands, like another teen? They are here to help.

866Teenlink
Teen Link offers a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental help line for youth ages 13-20, every evening between 6-10 p.m.

TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
TrevorText – Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available Tuesday through Friday between 3pm – 9pm EST/12pm – 6pm PT

Canvas Health
Canvas Health’s Crisis Connection provides qualified counselors who are able to respond to any problem 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by phone or text.

Your Life, Your Voice
If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or you are being abused, contact them.  Text with a counselor for free.  Every day, 2pm to 1am CST.

Australia

Kids Helpline
Any time. Any reason. You can talk with their team on a call, via email or WebChat.  They listen and care. Talking helps.

Reach Out
The help you need, where and when you need it.

New Zealand

The Lowdown
Sometimes life’s ups and downs are more than just the usual ups and downs. If you’re stuck feeling bad we’ll help you figure out if it could be anxiety or depression. Whatever’s going on you’ll find ideas and people who can help you get unstuck.

Youthline
Youthline works with young people, their families and those supporting young people.

United Kingdom

Childline
They are here for you on the phone or online. Or try getting support from other young people on their message boards.

The Mix
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us 24 hours a day via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.

Leeds Nightline (Leeds)
Leeds Nightline is a listening and information service for students in Leeds. They also offer e-listening online with Instant Messaging that runs from 8pm until midnight or you can email.

MindOut (LGBTQ)
They provide advice & information, advocacy, a peer support group programme, wellbeing activities and events, a peer mentoring service, and online chat service.

Global

7 Cups
Whether you are going through a challenging time or just want to talk to someone, at 7 Cups you’ll find a path connecting you to kind people and helping you develop new skills to solve your problems.

Empty Closets  (LGBTQ)
Empty Closets offers a forum where you can join in with a wide range of discussions or start your own, a chat room, useful articles and links. Members can also create their own galleries and blogs.

Removing Chains
Removing Chains is your live chat support site offering hope, love and encouragement to victimized people globally. Use of the site is always free and open 24/7. RemovingChains.org is a light on a hill for anyone suffering in darkness and silence, alone or in fear.

Teen Depression Community
This patient support community is for discussions relating to teen depression, abuse, aggressive behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety, behavioral issues, fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, grief loss, parent issues, relationship problems, school issues, self-esteem, sexuality, sleep disorders, and step-families.

Youth Guardian Services– (LGBTQ)
The YOUTH Lists are a group of three email mailing lists separated by age groups (13-17, 17-21, 21-25 ) that offer online support for young people, particularly young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, or straight supportive.