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Pillars of youth peer support - Supporting your peer through a crisis

We all go through tough times so this video focuses on how to support your peer through a crisis. Trigger warning – in this video, we’ll provide an overview of how to support someone who is considering suicide and the importance of breaking codes of silence around suicide.


If you feel triggered at any point during this video, please check out the following resources:

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or

ConnexOntario: 1-866-531-2600

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Other videos in this series:

Youth peer support 101Supporting your peer's journeyCommunication considerationsSharing your storyWorking across differencesSupporting your peer through a crisisTaking care of yourselfMaking connectionsEnding a peer support relationship

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

695 Industrial Avenue, Ottawa Ontario, K1G 0Z1
Tel.: 613-737-2297   Fax: 613-738-4894


Please note: We do not provide mental health advice, counselling or treatment.
If you, or if someone you know is in crisis right now, please call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

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