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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.

Housing: The Basics

Living away from your home is a big step that can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s important to have the information, tools and skills to prepare and deal with the challenges that might come up.

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It can be exciting, fun and stressful to live on your own. You will have the chance to grow as a person and enter a new stage in your life. But, it can also be stressful because you might not want to move out or because you’re nervous about living on your own.

The good news is there are a lot of helpful resources and organizations to support you through this journey. Here are a few tips that can make this big step easier.

This infographic has tips for moving out, such as living with roommates, being patient, checking the paperwork, know the costs, practice cooking, and knowing your rights as a tenant.

What Next?

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