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Much Music partners with MHCC, mindyourmind and The New Mentality Project to deliver mental health message to youth

October 6, 2009 - mindyourmind has recently had an opportunity to partner with Much Music, the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the New Mentality Project, to deliver important messages to youth across the country about mental health.

In the hopes of reducing stigma and encouraging young people to “reach out, get help, and give help”, a message that mindyourmind has been passing along to youth since the program’s inception, Much Music created 4 short Public Service Announcement videos about youth mental health and how to help a friend during a hard time.

Some of the brave and inspiring young actors in these videos were youth that volunteer for The New Mentality Project, a joint initiative between Children's Mental Health Ontario and the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO. Along with their powerful messages from the heart about how mental health has impacted their lives, mindyourmind was pleased to see the work of our youth volunteer teams was also integrated into the videos.

Inspired by posters created by national anti-stigma initiative, Get Real NationWide (GRNW), the videos are well-equipped to further the messages these youth created for other young people in need of help. With 1 in 5 Canadian youth struggling with mental health issues, the videos shed light on topics that can no longer be ignored.

View the Much Music Public Service Announcement videos and as always, Reach out, Get Help, Give Help.

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