Youth Mental Health Canada is a grassroots, youth-driven and led non-profit organization focused on education, support and advocacy for youth mental health and wellness promotion and change.
We are working hard to develop and produce youth mental wellness tool kits for students in Canada to normalize the conversation on mental health. The resources we are developing are culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and strength and evidence-based. We are committed to putting the tools for mental health and wellness support in the hands of those who need them: youth.
We have a Speakers Bureau of nationally-known and respected mental health advocates who can speak on a variety of issues related to mental health. We have a large Youth Advisory Group of youth, young adults and adult supporters who are working on a number of projects to make the mental wellness tool kits a reality.
We believe that mental health and physical health should be valued equally.
We work with international clinicians, professors, researchers, suicidologists and people with lived experience of mental health disabilities and suicide loss and attempts and share international best practices and evidence-based news and information on mental health, youth and societal issues.
What People Are Saying
"Thank you for your tireless work on behalf of all the children and families you serve. It is seen and very appreciated."
— Megan Stone, American Association of Suicidology
"Thank you for all you do. We are continually impressed by the information and resources you share, especially on social media."
— Dr. Ursula Whiteside, Read More
"Thank You for your Action on Youth Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness. Prevention Campaigns and Activities will help get to the root of those issues/the factors causing those issues, and help prevent them from occurring in the first place. "
— Debije Jules
"Thank you, YMHC and the Executive Director, for all your help. We are blessed to have met you."
— Ron Lyons
"Our family has been struggling for years to access services and to find support in eastern Ontario. In one of our crisis moments, I reached out to Youth Mental Health Canada and was immediately supported. Thank you for not only supporting our youth, but also those who care for them! "
— YMHC Supporter
"YMHC gave me the support and encouragement I needed. An ear that truly listened. Made some recommendations for my daughter (who for nearly 9 years has been receiving crappy help elsewhere). We got some amazing recommendations and we found the most amazing doctor who GAVE my child a step up. "
— YMHC Supporter
"We finally have a diagnosis. I could not have done this without YMHC. Getting the diagnoses was HUGE. I cried tears of joy knowing my child has a doctor on her side with her mental health as her top priority is so important. THANK YOU!!"
— YMHC Supporter
"Upon taking a quick review of your site, I congratulate YMHC. Social media has many uses and the information and links you are providing are a positive alternative for anyone feeling alone while suffering any mental health issues. "
— National Chief, Indigenous Peoples' Assembly of Canada, Dwight Dorey
"I would like to commend you on raising important awareness of youth mental health and suicide prevention initiatives. I am deeply appreciative of your willingness to start these conversations using a medium that speaks to youth."
— The Honorable Jane Philpott, P.C., M.P. Minister of Health, Read More
"Youth Mental Health Canada – You are a force! Never stop!"
— Clara Hughes, Olympic athlete/Mental Health advocate, Read More
"With much love and appreciation for all you are doing for children and families."
— Ann Douglas, Canadian parenting writer and speaker, Read More