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Teens and Mental Health

Teens and Mental Health

An estimated 1.2 million children and youth in Canada are affected by mental illness, yet, less than 20 per cent will receive appropriate treatment. Whether you are a young person, parent, teacher or professional supporting youth, you can benefit from our youth focused education that covers topics ranging from early intervention to suicide prevention.

Contact Us to Book a Workshop

For information on pricing, or to book a session, please contact Danielle Luciano at dluciano@cmha-yr.on.ca or call 905.841.3977 ext. 2220.

Teens & Mental Health
Parents and educators – this course is for you. We provide insight into the mental health challenges of teens and youth. You will learn how to identify anxiety, depression and stress among your teens and learn how to open the door to conversation, provide support and identify where and when to ask for help.
• 1 hour

Cannabis & Youth Mental Health
With the legalization of cannabis, parents, educators and those who work with youth might be curious about what this means, and what might be the risks for young people. This one-hour presentation identifies stats on cannabis use among youth, highlights the short- and long-term impact frequent use may have on the mental and physical health of youth, outlines risk factors for addiction and gives tools and tips for talking with teens about cannabis use.
• 1 hour

Tackling Stress & Anxiety
This presentation will explore questions like, how does stress turn into anxiety for young people? How can you overcome perfectionism and thought distortions? We will identify the common types of stress youth are experiencing and provide strategies to help manage their stress.
• 1 hour

A Conversation About Mental Health
This presentation will explore topics relating to, and the stigma surrounding, mental health and mental Illness. Participants will learn about common mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, and learn how to communicate respectfully and effectively with someone who isn’t well.
• 1 hour

Straight Talk About Depression & Suicide
This presentation will teach youth how to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression and suicide among their peers, friends and loved ones. They will learn how to have a conversation with someone who is suicidal and be able to identify the next steps for helping to keep that person safe.
• 1 hour

Coping Tools and Mindfulness
The presentation will identify and explore healthy coping tools vs negative coping tools? Youth will learn the 5-steps to achieving emotional awareness and avoiding common pitfalls in coping strategies.
• 1 hour

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