July 24, 2018
A group of youth on Prince Edward Island have taken the task of reducing stigma around mental health into their own hands, and are hosting an awareness and fundraising event to support youth mental health at the Charlottetown Inn and Conference Centre. The event, dubbed “Soul Sisters,” is meant to empower the community to end the silence around mental health. The CMHA on P.E.I. is in support of the event, noting that one of the most important things a young person can hear is that they are not alone. The youth involved also note that it can be hard to navigate struggles with mental health in the age of social media – it can be difficult in a time when there is “pressure to be Instagram perfect, happy and successful.”
Read more about the initiative here on CBC News, and keep your eyes out to what the youth of P.E.I. are up to in the future to mobilize around breaking down the stigma of mental health.