Mental Health - Youth

Children and youth are exposed to many situations throughout their pre-teen and teen years, which can have an effect on their mental health. Fear, stress, anger, excitement, and even anxiety can be normal responses to many situations in a youth’s life. As children grow and change, so do their actions and reactions, and with growing maturity comes a better ability to keep behaviour in check and manage stressful situations. But how do you distinguish between “normal” responses and behaviours in children and teens, and those behaviours that are perhaps beyond regular, everyday feelings and situations? The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests that up to 70% of mental illnesses will present themselves before a child reaches their 18th birthday - therefore having a great impact on development and learning. If your child’s behaviour, either at school, at home, or in social situations is causing you concern, or if that behaviour is becoming common and disruptive, it might be time to reach out to a professional for help. They can help you evaluate and distinguish between age-appropriate actions and responses in your child, vs a possible mental health disorder or condition. Causes of mental health disorders can vary widely, from biological and genetic disorders, to underlying mental health issues, to environmental causes or school-life-family pressures and stress. Do you have questions specific to child and youth mental health? Would you like guidance or information from a mental wellness professional for yourself, a friend or loved one? Are you looking for resources and options within your community to help you manage mental health or face challenges that it may present? Kinjunxion is here to help with sources of support and information.
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Local youth drop ins (peel region)

Enhancing prevention and intervention for youth concurrent mental health and substance use disorders: The Research...

Enhancing prevention and intervention for youth concurrent mental health and substance use disorders: The Research and Action for Teens study Joanna L. Henderson E. B. Brownlie Shelley McMain Gloria Chaim

Introducing The Be Safe App

Everyone goes through crisis in their life; its why the expression ‘life happens’ is so popular today.  The key to getting through a crisis situation is support and healthy decision

Mental Health: Transitioning From Youth to Adulthood

Transitioning from adolescence into adulthood is challenging for anyone; now add mental health challenges into the equation and issues can seem like giant barriers.  The good news is Sick Kids

Youth Peer-to-Peer Support

Young people are more likely to open up to friends or family members about their problems and state of mental health rather than doctors, psychiatrists, and psychologists. This also includes

New Student Mental Health Program to be Launched on 7 Canadian Campuses

In the fall of 2017, seven different Canadian colleges and universities will be launching a pilot project aiming to teach students how to “better understand and manage their mental health.” The

Fighting Disability and Mental Illness - A Story of Courage, Determination and Hope (Video)

Jessica Hendriks is a mental health advocate. She is a staff member at this very website, Kinjunxion.com. She has also been “fighting,” since she was a baby, fighting cancer and

Signs that You Grew Up with Mental Illness

Growing up and maturing involves and requires a lot of knowledge. Unfortunately, mental illness isn’t something that gets touched upon too often as we try to discover ourselves and create a

How can Peer Groups Help People with Mental Health Concerns?

Having a peer- to –peer support system has long been used in the addictions sector (A.A.) but has only recently been applied to mental health. Support groups for people with

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - An Acronym that Cares

The Canadian Mental Health Association is one of the most reputable and respected organizations in the mental health field. The fact that CMHA has a section of their website entitled

McMaster Children's Hospital - Child and Youth Mental Health Outpatient Service and Home Based Services

Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre; 325 Wellington St N
Hamilton ON L8L 0A4
Canada

Joseph Brant Hospital - Community Mental Health Outpatient Services - Burlington - Joseph Brant Community Health Centre (Brant Centre)

Joseph Brant Community Health Centre (in Brant Centre); 1182 North Shore Blvd E
Burlington ON L7S 1C5
Canada

Good Shepherd Centres, Main Administration - Residential Mental Health Treatment - Residential Mental Health Treatment - Brennan House

614 King St E
Hamilton ON L8N 1E2
Canada

Parents for Children's Mental Health - Family Support Group - Burlington Chapter


Burlington ON
Canada
Web

Hamilton. Public Health Services - High Risk Youth Justice Service

Public Health, Child and Adolescent Services; 100 Main St E
Hamilton ON L8N 3W4
Canada

Parents for Children's Mental Health - Family Support Group - Oakville Chapter

Canadian Mental Health Association, Halton Region; 1540 Cornwall Rd
Oakville ON
Canada

Nelson Youth Centres

4225 New St
Burlington ON L7L 1T3
Canada

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - S.A.G.E. Youth Group

NGen Youth Centre; 24 Main St W
Hamilton ON L8P 1H2
Canada

Parents for Children's Mental Health - Hamilton Chapter

Lynwood Charlton Centre; 56 Upper Paradise Rd
Hamilton ON L9C 5E3
Canada
Web

Good Shepherd Centres, Main Administration - Notre Dame House

14 Cannon St W
Hamilton ON L8R 2B3
Canada

Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre - Child and Youth Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, Hamilton Central - 325 Wellington St - Child and Youth Mental Health Outpatient Clinic - Hamilton Central - 325 Wellington St - Child and Youth Mental Health Outpatient Clinic

Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre; 325 Wellington St N
Hamilton ON L8L 0A4
Canada

ROCK - ROCK, Burlington - Pearl St - Head Office - Burlington - Pearl St - Head Office

471 Pearl St
Burlington ON L7R 4M4
Canada