May 16, 2017
This video was produced by TED Talks. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
May 11, 2017
This report was published by the National Black Child Development Institute. HERE IS HOW THE PUBLISHER DESCRIBES THIS REPORT: NBCDI's State of the Black Child initiative is focused on creating resources that challenge the prevailing discourse about Black children-one which overemphasizes limitations and deficits and does not draw upon the considerable strengths, assets and resilience demonstrated by our children, families, and communities. The report is designed to address the needs of policymakers, advocates, principals, teachers, parents and others, by weaving together three elements:...
May 11, 2017
This report was published by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership and City for All Women Initiative. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Through eleven small group discussions, each led by experts from Ottawa’s Black communities, participants identified many shared concerns that have persisted over time. They put forward recommendations for addressing anti-Black racism in education, employment, social services (focusing on mental health and genderbased violence), policing (including courts and prisons), community and civic engagement, Islamophobia, and media representation. ...
November 30, 2016
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about?Young people who live in rural areas show poorer mental health outcomes and higher rates of suicide than those who live in urban centres.  Cultural and societal differences between regions mean that mental health issues are both expressed and addressed differently. Therefore, training for mental health literacy should take into account these differences when providing training to...
August 22, 2016
This video was produced by North in Focus (NIF). HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:At the heart of this project is a five-day photography workshop. The workshop took place in February 2016 in the Arsaniq School with support from Kangiqsujuaq mental health coordinator Marion James, producer and journalist Eric Foss and with generous funding from the Tarek & Sophie Inspiration Grant. So we set our bars high and aspired to reach the following goals. Educate the youth about mental health Reduce the stigma attached to talking about mental health Teach basic photography skills Create...
June 07, 2016
An overview of recent research describing adolescent sexual development is presented, including research examining puberty, sexual attitudes and behaviours, and LGBTQ youth and stigma. This overview is placed within the context of the healthy sexual development framework and the four domains of development (physical, social, cognitive, and emotional) incorporated in the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ youth policy framework. Finally, recommendations are made for future community mental health research and policy.
October 28, 2015
This infographic was created by UNAIDS. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:This infographic by UNAID illustrates some of the fears, stigma, challenges, and obstacles that people from the gay community face. Approximately 80 countries have punitive laws that criminalize same sex relations.     
October 15, 2015
This report was published by Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Most of us are by now aware that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue, typically during their youth; what is less acknowledged is the fact that young people have traditionally been disengaged and mute on this issue. SOUND OFF is a youth led initiative of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) that developed out of the fundamental need to get youth talking and mobilized on the topic of mental health. This report summarizes responses to a survey conducted with 1530...
October 09, 2015
This video was produced by TEDx OStateU. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Ben Myers talks about the importance of disability advocacy at the TEDxOStateU 2015 event at the Oklahoma State University campus on April 10, 2015. Ben Myers is a freshman studying computer science. Born with a rare birth defect called Moebius Syndrome, he has been teaching disability advocacy for seven years. Coming from the Dallas area, Ben says he is proud to say that he ditched those Cowboys for the right ones. He enjoys puns and, due to his short arms, T-rex jokes.
October 09, 2015
This video was produced by TEDxYorkU. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:The stigmatization of Jane Finch is no new phenomenon nor is it a neutral one. The stereotypes attached to the community have real and serious effects. For years community members have actively tried to combat the stigma through counter narratives, but they cannot do this alone.  22-year-old graduate student, racialized women and immigrant, Talisha migrated to Canada with her mother at the age of 2 and has since lived in or around the Jane Finch community. As a racialized female from a highly stigmatized...