Mental illness is a very important issue to me.
Soon after Chris died, I knew I wanted to do "something" to honour Chris's memory and bring attention to mental health. I became aware that there wasn't open, candid conversation after losing a child or anyone to suicide. This was the beginning of the idea of the video, Behind the Curtain – How we Survive with my friend, Nancy Hiron.
As a university student, I was aware I had easy access to mental health therapists on campus. But, I never wanted to, or felt that I needed to take advantage of that opportunity. I remembered how much I hated it as a kid, and I didn’t
Guelph Anti-Bullying Coalition headed up by Lynne MacIntyre was out doing some Back to School shopping with her 14 year old daughter a couple of weeks ago. They stopped into the very popular Bluenotes store looking for clothing when Lyn
Granted, it’s not a cheerful subject, but what we should be upbeat about is that suicide is slowly emerging into the light to be discussed, and understood and diminished.
“Part of the Mindyourmind mission is that youth are experts in their own experience, “Stephenson said. “That ties in with International Youth Day because we are asking young people to facilitate, or co-facilitate, workshops based on their own experiences or skills.”
The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders from across the province, recently launched Together to live