Mental health problems and related stigma negatively impact young people’s success at school and in all areas of their lives. Substance use and self-injury are common and harmful coping strategies for youth managing unresolved pain. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people.
The HEADSTRONG program from the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) was launched in November 2014 to change the way youth think about mental health, forever. Canada’s only evidence-based national initiative, HEADSTRONG gives youth the tools, confidence and motivation to Be Brave, Reach Out, and Speak Up for mental health in their own schools and communities.
After over 70 youth Summits across the country and more than 10,000 evaluation surveys, HEADSTRONG is making a difference; to the youth who have handed over their suicide notes after listening to their inspirational lived-experience speakers, and to the schools who report the positive energy that affects all their students.
We're proud to have chosen HEADSTRONG as one of our charter causes to support financially.To learn more