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EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN

Life on the Line created intersectional youth mental health podcasts, articles, and resources. All content was created in collaboration with therapists, advocates, organizations, and the CMHA Toronto team. 

Campaign reached over 8.5 million people in 2020-21

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CONTENT SCHEDULE

This article features psychosis definitions, symptoms, and resources, as well as an anonymous story submitted by someone who experienced psychosis from age 19 - 24. 

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This podcast episode will consider how youth are influenced by discrimination, how youth can manage a lack of acceptance from loved ones, and how youth struggling can move forward with confidence. Featuring: Erin O'Brien at The 519 and Toronto Artist Soren Stinson.

CRISIS RESOURCES IN TORONTO

CMHA Toronto's Alexis Stern compiled a list of vital mental health crisis resources in Toronto. It includes resources for 2SLGBTQ+ communities, youth, and more.

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HOW ABLEISM CAN IMPACT YOUTH MH

This podcast episode will consider the multiple challenges that youth with disabilities face and how they can impact mental health outcomes. From accessibility to understanding, our panel of experts will address existing barriers, provide solutions, and highlight the diversity of youth experiences. Featuring: Kate Welsh at Crip Counseling, Disability Advocate Kellina Powell, and Max Lieberman at Liebs & Co.

HOW TO TALK YOURSELF DOWN FROM A  PANIC ATTACK

Written by CMHA Toronto's Amie Tsang in collaboration with Siva Balaskantha, this article critically examines everything panic attacks - what they are and how to manage and prevent them.

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HOW SOCIOECONOMIC INEQUALITY IMPACTS YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

This podcast episode considers how socioeconomic inequality can impact youth mental health outcomes. Featuring: Maggie Hulbert with Health Providers Against Poverty, Amie Archibald-Varley health equity advocate, and Nikhita Singhal a Psychiatry resident at the University of Toronto.

WHEN MH IMPACTS RELATIONSHIPS

September 21

Featuring advice from Samantha Mirarchi, a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist, this article examines the impact that mental health can have on relationships as well as how to manage it. 

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Youth mental health education facilitates:

INCREASED AWARENESS

Understanding what mental health is and how to maintain positive mental health can lead to early intervention.

COPING SKILLS

Learning how to manage stress and develop healthy coping mechanisms can reduce the severity of mental health disorders.

EARLY INTERVENTION

Ability to spot early warning signs in yourself and others can reduce the severity of a mental health disorder.

REDUCED STIGMA

Normalizing conversations surrounding mental health can help reduce stigma and lower risk of suicide.