Goal 3: Good Health & Well-being
How Might We
... bring awareness to and normalize mental health issues for young adults?
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, “mental health problems are prevalent in youth, with 14-25% of youth experiencing significant mental health issues” (School-based Mental Health in Canada: A Final Report, 2013).
Mental health difficulties can contribute to problems with achievement and relationships at school, and in severe cases, they prevent students from regularly attending class, and lead to further social and academic functioning concerns. Many youth who struggle with this will not receive intervention. Social stigma associated with mental health problems deters many young people from seeking help from professionals, and problems with access and availability of resources can further limit mental health services.