Resources for students

Support resources & crisis lines

Canadian centre for Suicide Prevention

Crisis Services of Waterloo Region: 519-744-1813

Distress Centre (Waterloo Region): 519-745-1166

Kids Help Phone: For ages 21 and under, this is a resource where youth in crisis can connect with someone who can help, 24/7, on-line, by phone, or text (sometimes the lines can be busy. Keep trying. They want to talk to you.) 1-800-668-6868

Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council

Your Life Counts: a destination for youth in crisis featuring a help/email resource

Youth Line (Waterloo Region): 519-745-9909


Awesome websites

To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) – “To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.”

The Reasons – This is The Reasons to go on Living project where they are collecting stories of people who have attempted suicide or seriously contemplated suicide, but now want to go on living. Stories are anonymous and are used for research, education and inspiration.

Mind Your Mind – “This is a place for youth and emerging adults to access info, resources and tools during tough times. Help yourself. Help each other. Share what you live and know.”

Stand Up To Stigma (University of Waterloo) – “To reduce stigma surrounding mental health by increasing awareness and discussion in the University of Waterloo community.”

It’s My Turn movement is a blogging and video movement, to give those who live with mental illness an opportunity to tell their stories, to know that they’re are NOT alone, and to reduce the shame or stigma surrounding mental illness.



TEDxWaterloo – Alicia Raimundo – Mental Health Superhero

TWLOHA – The story of Keltie Colleen

TWLOHA – The story of rear-view memories

Anis Mojgani – “Come Closer”

Anis Mojgani – “Shake the dust”

It’s My Turn movement – video contributions

2 thoughts on “Resources for students”

    1. It was my pleasure Alicia. Thank you for your passion and courage to share your inspiring story with others. You do it well 🙂

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