Youth Mental Health Services in Ontario

Youth Mental Health Services in Ontario

At Share Lawyers, we have helped many clients in cases involving mental health issues. We see firsthand the toll that mental health issues can take on a person’s wellbeing as well as their family members’. We also appreciate the importance of early support and intervention to help those who are suffering.

Every year, Share Lawyers supports Kids Help Phone, and participates in the event Walk So Kids Can Talk. It is essential to ensure that our kids are cared for and know that support is available to them. To be familiar with where youth can go to get support is part of what it takes to set a strong foundation and reduce the stigma around mental health for a better tomorrow.

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Mental Health Services for Children and Youth list several resources and helplines on their website, including the following:

  • Good2Talk is a helpline for post-secondary students. They provide free professional counselling for students, protecting confidentiality and anonymity.. Educating yourself about mental health and possible warning signs is essential for help you and those around you.

To help children and youth, we must also help ourselves and ensure we have the information and resources we need to support them. Education is included as one of the 5 ways to help in the Bell Let’s Talk campaign for ending stigma.  Organizations such as The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health and Parents for Children’s Mental Health can help you increase your knowledge and understanding around mental health issues. You can also increase your confidence by enrolling in a mental health first aid program. The Mental Health Commission of Canada offers Mental Health First Aid training and the Canadian Red Cross is currently developing mental health first aid training programs.  We think it’s important to learn about supporting children and youth through organizations

On Sunday May 1, 2016, Share Lawyers will again partner with Kids Help Phone to participate in the Walk So Kids Can Talk fundraising event. We’d like to ask for your support by either donating to our team or having you. We can all play a part in reducing stigma and advocate for children’s mental health together.

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