When it comes to mental health, our youth are in big trouble. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for kids aged 10 to 19 years. Youth who need mental health services are often not well supported: less than 20 per cent receive appropriate treatment. Why is it worse for youth today than it was years ago? What can we do about it? What should parents know? That is the topic of this episode of the Mental Health Podcast. Kevin Frankish's guests include Stacey Beaveridge, who works with adolescents at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health, and Mike Foreman, star of an award winning documentary called "When Hope Breaks Through".
In recognition of Bell Let’s Talk Day and its 2023 theme of ‘Let’s Change This’, Dr. Phil Klassen, VP of Medical Affairs at Ontario Shores, and John Henry, Regional Chair for Durham Region, discuss mental health and our hospital’s efforts to secure funding to build Canada’s first ever emergency psychiatric unit. The proposed Emergency Psychiatric Assessment Treatment and Healing Units (known as EmPATHs) Ontario Shores wants to bring to Durham Region has a proven track record of transforming mental health outcomes in hospitals across the United States. The #MindVine podcast is hosted by Darryl Mathers (@DarrylMathers).
We're on site at CMHA's Mental Health For All conference talking to fellow #mentalhealth podcaster Adrianna Prosser (@adriannap) of @storylikecrazy podcast. Adrianna lost her brother to #suicide and now advocates for an end to the stigma surrounding #mentalillness. The #MindVine podcast is hosted by Communications team members Darryl Mathers (@DarrylMathers) and Chris Bovie (@ChrisBovie1). Adrianna's podcast is available on SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/user-772856389