Today I spent the day at mindyourmind. I'm in Grade 9 and this was my placement for today. It was fun! My first job was to look through the website and I checked out the games. They are different but all very fun!
Suicide is a troubling topic that most of us would rather not deal with, but suicide is a reality, and it is more common than we would like to think.
Be less dependent on my family
Make better decisions
Spend more time with Mom
Cut down my smoking
Keep my doctor’s appointments
Be more in the present
Be less of a burden to my mom and brother
Find a job
Stop using drugs
Stay on my medications
Stay out of the hospital
“Any behavior, substance related or not, that a person craves, finds relief in, finds pleasure in, but has negative consequences, and difficulty giving it up.” – Dr. Gabor Mate, M.D. (addiction treatment specialist)
Be Safe is an app that will allow you to make a safety plan, inform you about resources in your region, give you options for getting help and empower you to reach out safely. It is meant to help youth find the right help in a crisis.
Download and post the poster or order cards to promote Be Safe.
Please note that all materials have been designed by mindyourmind youth volunteer teams to
promote mental health awareness and to reduce the stigma often associated with reaching out for help.
All proceeds help ensure that youth continue to have a voice and build our capacity to support them
the creation of mental health promotion materials that are relevant and resonate strongly with their peers.