Ep 7: Struggling To Understand -- Our Minds Matter

Topic: Understanding What's Happening to Your Teenager

Stuart Dorricott, past President of the Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association Niagara talks about his daughter who began struggling with her mental health in grade six. Stuart talks about how he knew nothing about mental illness when his daughter started to self-harm and how his journey with his daughter through her teenage years and into early adulthood led him to get involved in the mental health community.
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CMHA Niagara provides a variety of supports to individuals who live with mental health conditions. Services include: Case Management, Immediate Services, Crisis Beds & Counselling, Employment Services, Residential Services, Volunteer Services and Community Information and Training.  http://cmhaniagara.ca

Niagara Health - Mental Health & Addictions Program
The Mental Health and Addictions Program sees approximately 2,000 inpatients and almost 18,000 outpatient visits each year. It is the largest clinical program at the our St. Catharines Site, hosting 73 inpatient beds. All acute care mental health beds in the region are located at this site, along with a new specialized inpatient Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit for patients requiring higher levels of care, and there are Psychiatric Emergency Response Nurses based in the Emergency Department.

Pathstone Mental Health
Pathstone Mental Health is the only accredited provider of children's mental health treatment in the entire Niagara Region. Pathstone offers a wide range of services and programs to all children and youth from birth to their eighteenth birthday.  The majority of Pathstone's services are offered FREE of charge to the children, youth and families of Niagara.

McMaster Children's Hospital
The Child and Youth Mental Health Program (CYMHP) provides services for children, youth and families who are dealing with mental health concerns. The well-being of the children, youth and families we serve is our primary concern. http://www.mcmasterchildrensmentalhealth.ca/