Mental Health Resources

Kids Health- (

If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

On a typical weekday, KidsHealth gets as many as a million visits. One of the things that make KidsHealth special is that it's really four sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, for teens, and for educators.

KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

KidsHealth cannot take the place of an in-person visit with a doctor, who can perform examinations and answer questions. But we can provide unbiased, reliable information to help you and your family pursue good health and wellness for a lifetime.

Kids Help Phone:

  • Kids Help Phone is available 24/7, by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free).
  • Children and youth may text TALK to 686868.
  • Adults may text WELLNESS to 741741.

Need to talk? Is something on your mind? Our counsellors are here to help.

Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Every day, professional counsellors provide support to young people across the country, ages 20 and under.

The service is completely anonymous and confidential - they don't trace calls, they don't have call display. You don't even have to tell them your name if you don't want to.

Teen Mental Health:

A website that includes resources on understanding mental health for teens and families, educators, and health professionals.

Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line (for children, youth and adults):

  • If you’re experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or are concerned about someone who is, the Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Call toll-free: 1-888-429-8167


Nova Scotia Mental Health and Well-Being Resources 


IWK - Overview of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Nova Scotia Health Mental Health and Additions Program