"Being with the street team at mindyourmind was an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G experience. As a young adult who had experience with mental illnesses and crisis, mindyourmind proved to me that it's nothing to be ashamed of. That's why I am so proud to be associated and volunteering with generous, brilliant and funny :D people! Thank you for giving me this experience :D" - comment from youth participant
The mym Street Team wanted to promote the use of web-based social media and technology to the health professionals, service providers and educators who work with youth. They created two posters in an effort to communicate this message.
One of the participants, Erin, age 24, notes, “Our objective for the pro poster was to capture the attention of mental health professionals and point them in the direction of the tech world as a platform for reaching their youth clients. Since youth use the internet and text on their cell phones as primary modes of communication with their friends, having a mental health professional contact them in this way would help them feel safer in their comfort zone.”
Check out the posters the group created! You can download, print and post them up or bring them into your counsellors office to post them.