On the frontline of
Youth Mental Health

It is estimated that
10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder.

- the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.

of mental illnesses begins by the age 14.

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Only 1 out of 5 Canadian children

who need mental health services receives them.

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Once depression is recognized, help can make a difference for
80% of people who are affected,

allowing them to get back to their regular activities.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Canadian youth - Canada's youth suicide rate is the third highest in the industrialized world,
and accounts for 24% of deaths among those aged 15 - 24

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I've seen a significant increase in anxiety amongst students and it really does isolate kids

- Brett | Teacher

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On my darkest days, when I didn't feel like I could talk to anyone, it would've been nice to know there were people that I could reach out to.

- Barrett | Mental Health peer support worker

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We are in a crisis. There are suicides that happen as early as 10 years old.

- Wendy | Registered Psychiatric Nurse

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We worry about intelligence, appearance, because in school people are always comparing marks - anything like that. If they post something on Instagram they are worried about likes - what people are going to comment.

- Alex | School Student, Regina

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We are not dedicating enough resources and supports to our youth in Saskatchewan.

- Rori | Youth Clinical Psychologist