“One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” –Linda Poindexter
Mental health awareness is a difficult but important discussion to have in the classroom. 1 in 5 young people in Ontario suffer from some form of mental health problem, and 5 out of those 6 kids will not receive the treatment they need. source
Bell's #LetsTalk Day was created to offer a safe space for people with mental health issues and is working to break down the stigma attached to these illnesses. Establishing an open classroom will help students with mental health issues to feel safe and get the help they need.
To help facilitate these discussions, we have complied four videos that can be played in the classroom.
Breaking the Stigma
What is Anxiety and Depression? Told Through Inside Out
Students Talk Mental Health
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, please contact one of these centers and they will be able to help.