In response to concerns raised by educators, TeenMentalHealth.Org and the IWK Health Center have created this resource addressing the issues raised by the recently released Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”. Why the concern? This series portrays suicide in a teenage girl in a manner that scientific research has shown could contribute to contagion and increase [...]
Medavie Health Foundation funds three-year campus mental health initiative led by Dr. Stan Kutcher FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2016 Halifax, NS – Postsecondary students will have access to improved mental health literacy and on-campus mental health care with Pathway through Mental Health Care for Postsecondary Settings. Led by Dr. Stan Kutcher, a renowned expert […]
Resource providing support after suicide now available HALIFAX, NS (MAY 4, 2016) – Suicide attempts remain the second largest category (after falls) for injury-related hospitalizations across Nova Scotia. After the death of her son, Carol (Cashen) Rolfe was inspired to share her findings in a readily accessible resource for parents faced with a similar loss. […]
Mental health initiative reaching half a million African teens set to present to world financial leaders Expert asks world financial leaders to invest in awareness-raising and treatment options for struggling teens. Halifax, N.S. (April 13, 2016) – In Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016, renowned expert in adolescent mental health Dr. Stan Kutcher of TeenMentalHealth.Org will be […]
HALIFAX, NS (January 21, 2016) – Depression and mental illness affect youth regardless of where they live. Youth mental health is an issue often left undiscussed, not only in Canada, but especially in developing countries like Malawi and Tanzania where malaria and malnutrition are often treated as more pressing public health concerns. To help shine […]
Broadcast Mental Health is an exciting new initiative that combines interactive radio programs for youth, school curriculum materials about mental health, and evidence based adolescent mental health care approaches that help address youth Depression and other mental illnesses in African countries. To learn more about this initiative, please see our Broadcast Mental Health Report.
HALIFAX, NS (May 5, 2015) – The team behind TeenMentalHealth.Org is working hard to improve mental health literacy across Canada. Recently, led by Dr. Stan Kutcher, we have been busy developing a pre-service teacher mental health literacy curriculum resource, in partnership with faculties of education at the University of British Columbia, University of Western Ontario and St. Francis […]