Reducing Mental Health Stigma is Everyone’s Job

Please watch the video below made in memory of Jack Windeler (www.TheJackProject.org). This is an amazing project aimed at reducing stigma around mental health issues and educating people on how to look for signs of mental health distress in young people. At Covenant House Vancouver we are lucky to have an amazing group of counselors and mental health clinicians to support our young people that have mental health concerns, and many of them do.

1 in 5 young adults will face a diagnosable mental health problem. – Canadian Mental Health Association

In Canada, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 15-24. For each completed suicide it is estimated that there are 100 attempts. – Statistics Canada

It is up to all of us to talk openly about mental health, when the stigma is reduced more people can reach out and get the help that they need.

 


Please watch the video below made in memory of Jack Windeler (www.TheJackProject.org). This is an amazing project aimed at reducing stigma around mental health issues and educating people on how to look for signs of mental health distress in young people. At Covenant House Vancouver we are lucky to have an amazing group of counselors and mental health clinicians to support our young people that have mental health concerns, and many of them do.

1 in 5 young adults will face a diagnosable mental health problem. – Canadian Mental Health Association

In Canada, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 15-24. For each completed suicide it is estimated that there are 100 attempts. – Statistics Canada

It is up to all of us to talk openly about mental health, when the stigma is reduced more people can reach out and get the help that they need.