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If you find yourself in need of immediate help, call Emergency Services – 911.

These are examples of situations that you should seek immediate help:

  • Thinking about ending your life or trying to end your life.
  • Feeling scared because you’re experiencing sensations that aren’t real and/or beliefs that can’t possibly be true.
  • Becoming unable to care for yourself, and it’s putting you at risk of serious harm.
  • Experiencing an alcohol or any other drug overdose.
  • Taking a dangerous combination of substances (like medications and alcohol).

You can also

  • call the crisis line at 1-800-784-2433
  • chat online with Kids Help Phone
  • SMS/Text Kids Help Phone by texting CONNECT to 686868, if you would like to stop the conversation text STOP

For other phone, chat or text support options, visit our Get Support section.

Different ways to be mindful

You can be mindful almost anywhere and while you are doing anything!

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Mindfulness is about paying attention in a purposeful way. For example, this could mean paying attention:

  • to your breathing
  • to sounds you hear around you
  • to sensations such as your feet on the ground
  • while doing a familiar activity like brushing your teeth

Check out the infographic below for more ways to be mindful every day.

 

Two Easy Ways to Try Mindfulness from the Breathr App

Just stop and listen – Try to pick out five different sounds around you. What do you hear when you stop and listen?

 

Show appreciation – Think of something you are grateful for. It can be big or small. You might write it down in a journal or write it on a piece of paper to put in a gratitude jar. Think about why you appreciate it, and don’t be afraid to tell someone what you appreciate about them!

Mindfulness doesn’t have to mean sitting down and meditating, but that can be another great way to focus on your breathing and notice thoughts as they come and go. If you are interested in learning more about meditation and mindfulness check out the Breathr app.

What Next?

Want to explore and learn more? Here are a couple options that will help you.