Today the Ministry of Health announced new mental health and addictions funding, including more services for youth! Here's our TL;DR version:The goal: Transform the system so everyone can access services that are:
So we applied to a award sommittee this week (fingers crossed!) and I ended up creating a list of the different kind of work we've done/ are doing from March 31 2016-2017. I thought it'd be an interesting thing to share.
My name is Sierra, and I am in my third year of the Child and Youth Care program at Fanshawe College. I was first intrigued about the field when I met a Social Worker named Garth. I struggled a lot with mental health while in high school.
It is important to be mindful of how events in the world and how we engage with them through media can affect our outlook and mental health. I personally struggle almost daily trying to ride the line between staying involved and informed while trying to take care of myself.
It can seem like our lives are filled with busyness, noise, distractions, and often meaningless activities.What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful?What if we could find stillness instead of constant distraction?
The impact of people's words are so incredibly underestimated; whether those words are thoughtful and kind, or insensitive and hurtful. In the last couple of weeks I have had two contrasting occasions where people's words made a huge impact on my state of mind.
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