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Understanding Mental Health and Addiction in Youth – Coping and Resilience

Understanding Mental Health and Addiction in Youth – Coping and Resilience

Guest speakers Mary Alexandrou from CHEO’s YouthNet and Natalie Markoff from PLEO both spoke about the importance of talking about mental health for both youth and adults. Did you know? The fear of stigma often delays diagnosis and treatment, yet early intervention can make a dramatic difference in quality of life. Common stress factors affecting youth at school are: test taking, pressure on excelling academically, friendships, lunch time, managing conflict in school, romantic relationships, gender identity and disclosures in school, bullying, cyberbullying, electronics and more. It is important to recognize the potential mental health concerns with your child. To learn more about our presentation last night, please see the presentation slides below:

YouthNet PowerPoint and Parent’s Lifelines PowerPoint 

Speakers: Mary Alexandrou - Program Coordinator for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s (CHEO) youth mental health program called YouthNet.

Natalie Markoff – Director of Communication & Partnerships for PLEO – Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario.

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