Mental health often remains a taboo topic in our communities. Nonetheless, 1 in 5 children and youth in Ontario is impacted by mental health situations. Mental health experiences are diverse and require different support. Start by becoming familiar with different mental health experiences. As you learn about mental health, keep in mind that communities within Ontario experience mental health situations differently. The Mental Health Commission, for instance, created this document to “shine a light” on mental health in Black communities.
How to be an Ally to Neurodiverse students
Discrimination against those who are neurodiverse, together with a lack of understanding and appreciation for their diversity can cause them to experience mental health challenges.
Learn how to be a better ally to neurodiverse youth:
Resources for youth who are neurodiverse:
Autism Speaks Canada