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Mental Health Literacy
Mental Health Literacy is an organization dedicated to promoting mental health awareness and education. They aim to make evidence-based information and research about mental health easy to understand and accessible to everyone.
They create various resources, like videos, e-books, brochures, and online classes, that cater to diverse audiences, including youth, young adults, families, teachers, community groups, and healthcare providers. They regularly update their content to ensure it reflects the latest research and best practices in the field, to provide reliable information.
If you can, take some time to browse through their website, MentalHealthLiteracy.org. Their materials can be a valuable addition to your toolkit for understanding and managing your mental health. You can also refer to these resources whenever you are looking for information to support a friend, loved one or yourself. They can empower you with knowledge and help you stay informed on topics related to mental health.
Valentina is a graduate from Western University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Resolution. Valentina has experience working with newcomer youth, helping them to develop essential skills, build resilience, and gain a sense of belonging. She believes that youth voices should be at the centre of the conversation and decision-making when it comes to mental health. In her free time, you’ll find her salsa dancing, painting, taking care of all her plants and re-watching her favourite comfort show, Friends.
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