**Trigger warning for sexual assault
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t feel depressed in my childhood. I feel I was just born that way. I grew up quiet and reserved and had difficulty making friends. I was an outsider.
A few weeks ago the world said good bye to Carrie Fisher, better known to many as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films.
Here are some tips to help you manage your stress during the holidays and feel better.
mindyourmind worked with a group in Ottawa of newcomer youth to co-create some resources with the intent of empowering youth to seek help, as well as provide some information to their parents around the issues they may be facing.
Are you struggling with your mental health? Do you recognize the challenges regarding mental health in newcomer communities?
you ever feel like you dont know what you did to deserve this? ive been in the system my whole life. my so called "social worker" cant remember my birthday yet she has been there since i was a new born. she always looked at me with unkind eyes. im most scared than ever. in eight days im moving out. i didn’t move around to much as a kid. im currently living in a grouphome. i promised my foster mom id do my best, i failed everyone. my relationships never seem to have a bright side for long. My social worker made me go on a depo shot.
I open the recipe book and search for the ingredients for family.
The passed down pages, ear-marked and cherished; there it is:
mindyourmind and the Canadian Red Cross teamed up to work with a group of amazing youth to create social media awareness tools for the Healthy Youth Relationships Respect Education program. Learn more about the team and other tools they created.