Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Jack Project - Mental Health First Aid Canada - Youth Course

Also see:
The Jack Windeler Memorial Fund

Last March, Jack Windeler, a first-year student at Queen’s University, died of suicide. To help others, Jack’s family and friends have raised $300,000+ for the Jack Windeler Memorial Fund, administered through Kids Help Phone. The focus is on youth mental health to
  1. educate ‘emerging adults’ aged 16-20 as they transition from high school to college/university, and

  2. to build a micro-site to counsel youth who are suffering.(supported by Kids Help Phone counsellors)
Jack’s high school (Ridley College) and university (Queen’s) are leading efforts by providing training in “Mental Health First Aid”, which teaches skills so you can help someone who is developing or experiencing a mental health problem. The goal is to broaden the approach across Canada.

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