On September 26, 2011, Jamie and Yolanda Cameron of Walkerton lost their youngest son, Wes, to suicide.
I remember waking up on the couch one Christmas Eve, more than 10 years ago now. My mom was silently weeping while my sister comforted her. They thought I was asleep and all I heard was “I didn’t think she would make it”.
I’ve been raised to climb into mason jars
Folks poking holes in my tinted steel sky
Thinking their lessons will
Help me breathe easier.
Some find me suffocating in
Self-made crystal prisons
They lift me above their head
Dashing this transparent oppression at their feet
Impaling me with my own mistakes
Grip the body of this perceived silence
Use the other to hold the barrier to the solution.
Use your force to carefully ease them away from each other
"For her Innovative Assignment, Taylor Holden hosted two assemblies at her London-based high school, raising awareness about mental wellness and resiliency with hundreds of her peers. Taken out of context, such an act might seem unremarkable. After all, we all know that students present to their classmates quite regularly. But as the lens zooms out, we saw an inspiring 18-year-old woman raising awareness for a cause amongst those for whom this might be a regular topic."
mindyourmind community outreach presentations use Reach Out, an interactive Jeopardy-style game, which gets students into teams and challenges them to think about what they know and don't know about mental health issues and illnesses.
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
The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing believes that youth have a voice and can make meaningful contributions to health policies and programs, both locally and gl
For those of you who haven’t read my first blog, I am a Child and Youth Worker (fast track) student who has been on placement with mindyourmin
“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.”