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As Covid manipulates & hogs the media….

A very serious epidemic is spreading like wild fire amongst our very own young people.  Unlike Covid there is no cure or vaccine to beat this deadly disease.  It’s a very effective, serious, silent killer.  This plague which is currently enjoying a massive growth spurt specifically effects young people such as youth and teenagers in your community.  In your own families.  Your friend’s kids and your kid’s schoolmates and their best friends.  This epidemic often cripples the mind of youth and takes over their thought process and mind control.  It comes in many different formats.  In Canada, out of every 100 youth deaths, 20% commit suicide in order to get away from the physically and emotionally painful symptoms of this epidemic.  The epidemic is Youth Mental Health issues.

The issues have been growing in unprecedented levels both in volume of youth effected by mental health issues and even more troubling the severity of the issues have increased exponentially to frightening levels over the past 18 months due to side effects directly caused by isolation, lack of physical activity, lack of in person communication, anxiety due to home schooling, family pressures, sexual, physical and emotional abuse at home.

Don’t be fooled, just because Youth Mental Health isn’t as fortunate at Corvid to monopolize the media, doesn’t mean it isn’t as or we think much more serious of a long term problem that the Coronavirus is.

YouthLink has approximately 100 staff who dedicate themselves to helping at-risk, marginalized youth who are in serious trouble.  While all of our staff specialize in working with marginalised youth many are also licensed, clinical counselors who have the education and training to help you and save lives everyday.

We need your help.  Our youth need your help. Now!  Due to cutbacks and in addition to the growing number of teens who are experiencing mental health issues everyday, we are sh9ort staffed to provide vital care today to youths in trouble right now.  Because of this staffing shortfall combined with the growth in metal health cases there is an EIGHT MONTH wait for all youth coming to YouthLink for their first time today who are in need of a counsellor for long term issues.  Eight Months.  I don’t need to tell you what that will mean.

I can explain to you if you wish to find out more (437) 772- 3826 Evan

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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our What’s Up Walk-In services are now being offered online through video-conferencing. We know this is a stressful time for everyone, and we want you to be able to continue to access our counsellors and clinicians in a safe and secure way so we are now offering you online video-conferencing counselling and support.

 

Our E-Counselling What’s Up Walk-In service will be open Monday – Friday until further notice. If you would be interested in booking one of our daily video-conferencing appointments for a counselling or support session with a clinician, call 416-967-1773 extension 222 and you will be connected to our Intake department. E-Counselling and support is also available for many of our other programs. Intake staff can provide you with more information if you are interested.

 

Although many of our staff are temporarily working off-site, all of our housing and residential programs continue to operate as usual.