The Talk project


Welcome to The Talk!

WHO WE ARE

We are a youth lead group of peer educators who have held weekly meetings over the past year researching information on mental health disorders and developing workshop material to present to other community youth groups and high schools. We are peer educators who have first and/or second hand experience with mental health disorders and we are using our experiences and our stories to educate, empower, and connect with youth going through similar experiences.

Funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario, partnered with Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, and Scadding Court Community Centre, we created this program to raise awareness around mental health issues in Canada. Approximately 1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or disorder yet disproportionate education and media coverage contribute to the ongoing systematic barriers that prevent youth experiencing mental health disorders from obtaining and maintaining jobs, finishing school, building relationships, and overall carrying out day-to-day life.

OUR GOALS FOR THE PROJECT
Our goal is to break through the many stigmas around mental health and create an open dialogue between youth and community. With a focus on wrongful convictions and the criminalization of mental health experienced by youth, we aim to bring awareness to ongoing injustices and offer alternative options and resources to help change the current narrative. We hope to be a catalyst that amplifies voice for the youth of today, and future generations. 

WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
Join in on the conversation! Check out the links below to:
- watch videos where we share our personal experiences
- learn more about the topics  
- find links to useful information and resources