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Suicidal thoughts: wanting to end your life

If you are feeling suicidal, it's important that you keep yourself safe. It is possible to get through these times. Here are some suggestions to help.

Anxiety disorders: types, causes, and symptoms

An anxiety disorder can interfere with your day-to-day life. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments.


Everyone feels anxious at different times in their life but when it interferes with your day-to-day activities it can become a problem. Learn more.

Social anxiety

Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is a persistent and extreme fear of being watched or judged by other people. Learn about causes of social anxiety and who to turn to for treatment.

Panic attacks

Learn about the symptoms, causes and what you can do to manage panic attacks.

Crisis resources: Shelter, food and support services

If you are in crisis and don't have access to shelter, food or support, take a look at how you can get the services you need.

Losing your virginity

Thinking about losing your virginity? Learn about being ready for sex and some myths and facts around losing your virginity.

A girl’s guide to sex myths

Learn important facts about contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and having sex.

When life sucks and you feel like shit

Life can be rough sometimes, and most people, at one time or another, feel really awful. Learn about why this happens and and what you can do about it.

Peer pressure

Almost everyone is affected by peer pressure at some point. Learn about how it could affect you and what you can do about it.

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