You can now text Kids Help Phone....and no you don't need a data plan

Kids Help Phone is moving forward with the national rollout of a 24/7 bilingual texting mental health support service for Canadian youth.

A pilot project launched in February in Manitoba and a few other provinces has logged more than 13-thousand texting conversations between young people seeking help and trained volunteer crisis responders.

You don't need a data plan, an internet connection or an app to reach out for confidential help.

The English service is accessible by texting TALK to 6-8-6-8-6-8 and the French service is available by texting TEXTO to 6-8-6-8-6-8.