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Thursday November 28th, 2013
8:30am – 2:30pm – Milton District High School
396 Williams Avenue, Milton
Why would you want to attend this Event??
Adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15-24 are more likely to report suffering from mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders than any other age group
1 in 7 Canadians over the age of 15 have substance use concerns
1 in 5 people are effected by mental illness
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth aged 10-24
90% of people who die by suicide have addictions or mental health issues
70% of adult mental illness begins in adolescence
70% of youth do not seek help for symptoms of mental illness
Stigma is one of the major barriers for youth seeking help
The goal of this conference is to mobilize youth to “disable the label” associated with addictions and mental illness. Peer to peer initiatives and support have a significant impact on bringing awareness to this age group; this is why our conference is largely facilitated by youth who have extensive experience in mental wellness promotion. Students and staff who participate in this conference understand their school communities best and they will be able to implement a mental wellness promotion plan that works for their school.
The link below will take you to a document providing information about the conference and how to register to attend.
Hosted by a number of service agencies in the area – see the list in the document at the link below.
TO GET MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER SELECT –>> Disable the Label