December 18, 2018

Perfection Doesn’t Matter: Supporting your Child with Mental Health Issues…

Written By Tina Szymczak I am not going to mince words with you. The Christmas holidays when our oldest son was little were HARD. He struggled with noise and large…
December 18, 2018

Getting Through the Holidays: Tips from the Mother of a…

Written by Brynne Burgess Being a parent or caregiver of a child under 6, with special needs, can be difficult around the Holidays. You will be gathering with family, extended…
December 13, 2018

7 Holiday Wellness Tips for Your Family

Written by Children’s Mental Health Ontario with clinical advice provided by Children First, Crossroads Children’s Centre and Central Toronto Youth Services Many Ontario families will be juggling more than just…
December 13, 2018

Tools for a Bright Future: Riley's Story

Riley, a teenager living in Toronto with his mother, has learning disabilities as well as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and generalized anxiety. Riley experienced a great deal of trauma at…
December 06, 2018

Gary's Story

This is the story of a youth struggling with mental health issues and the law, who has recently moved past the age of eligibility for youth services. Gary, a young…
November 16, 2018

Olga's Story

“Both of my parents suffered from serious mental health issues – my father’s depression led to homelessness for 25 years; my mother’s psychosis caused me to be miserable from the…
October 26, 2018

Farah's Story

I’m on the autism spectrum and I have anxiety and anger problems. I worked with a counsellor at my community child and youth mental health centre, Nexus, and she really…
October 26, 2018

"Crisis on Campus" A Solution Framework

Post-secondary students face high levels of mental health and addiction issues in Ontario. A 2016 study found: 65 per cent of students reported experiencing overwhelming anxiety in the previous year…
October 18, 2018

Angeli's Story

This is part of a new weekly blog series. We are sharing stories like this one to show that when given the opportunity to access treatment, kids with mental health…
October 10, 2018

Honestly Me: Katelyn's Story

When Katelyn was 12 years old she began seeking treatment for her anxiety. Katelyn was overwhelmed and in constant panic mode. Her anxiety had gotten so bad that she was…
October 04, 2018

Sam's Story

Sam Matte is a normal 16-year-old girl in Kapuskasing Ontario. She volunteers in her community, she has an after-school job, she attends the local high school, hangs out with her…
September 27, 2018

Jake's Story

CMHO will be posting a new weekly blog series featuring stories from parents and youth who have experienced high quality treatment at one of Ontario's Child & Youth Mental Health…
September 21, 2018

Let the Light In: A Young Person's Story

CMHO will be posting a new weekly web series featuring stories from parents and youth who have experienced high quality treatment at one of Ontario's Child & Youth Mental Health…
September 10, 2018

TMN to Host 10 safeTALK Training Sessions in 2018

In 2018 The New Mentality will host 10 safeTALK trainings in partnership with Children and Youth Mental Health Agencies and one post-secondary institution in Ontario. This project was made possible…