Despite more than 1 in 5 youth needing mental health services, less than 25% actually receive them. Instead, many suffer in silence due to the shame, stigma and lack of care that exists.
What's more, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young Canadians, and most who die have a mental illness, like depression.
These statistics are the motivation behind the Partners for Mental Health “Let’s Call BS” national campaign.
Partners for Mental Health is a national organization dedicated to creating a social movement around the way Canadians think and act towards their mental health, and towards people living with a mental health problem or illness.
You can get involved in the campaign by taking a pledge online, or by turning your ideas into “Moments of Change”. Tool kits are available online to help you get started. Together, we can change the way we talk, act towards and support mental health.
Learn more about the campaign by checking out the following links: