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A New Program for Racialized Young Adults

A New Program for Racialized Young Adults

 Black folks, Indigenous folks and other people of colour face unique challenges with regard to mental health. This month, Stella’s Place launched a new co-designed 12-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) program for racialized young adults. This program consists...

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Stella’s Place Before and Beyond the Pandemic

Stella’s Place Before and Beyond the Pandemic

 On February 17, 2021 Stella’s Place hosted a virtual open house, Review and Reimagine for our community. It was an opportunity to meet our new Executive Director, Wangari Muriuki, and learn about our 2019/2020 Impact Report. The event also recognized that this month...

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From Candy Factory to Vital Healing Hub

From Candy Factory to Vital Healing Hub

 Donna Green, the founder of Stella’s Place, can’t decide if her favourite candy is a chocolate turtle or a kit kat bar. She’s also been known to keep a secret stash of red vines in her desk drawer. We asked her this as a nod to the new building Stella’s Place has...

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Mental Health for All

Mental Health for All

 Artists in support of Stella’s Place on World Mental Health Day The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental health for all’ with a call to action to get involved. As a global community in the grips of a pandemic, we are starting to realize the...

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I wish I had known

I wish I had known

 I wish I had known that the last time I saw my brother would be the last time. Losing a loved one to suicide is one of the most devastating fatalities one can experience. Whether spouse or sibling, child or colleague, the helplessness, shock and anguish of survivors...

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Navigating Crisis

Navigating Crisis

 The transition from young adult to adult is replete with challenges at the best of times. Add mental health complications and a global pandemic into the mix, and youth are left with feelings of crises that can seem insurmountable. Intensify those odds with the...

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Passion for Peer Support

Passion for Peer Support

 “The flyer I got from that City of Toronto worker changed my life” says Jennille Seedial, now a full time staff member and peer support worker at Stella’s Place. She is referring to an application for the Stella’s Place Peer Support Training Program as part of the...

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We need more Stella’s Place!

We need more Stella’s Place!

 “If I didn’t have Stella’s Place, I don’t think I’d be here right now,” says Samantha, a bright, vivacious events coordinator in her mid-twenties.   Samantha is a member of the Young Adult Council (YAC) at Stella’s Place. After completing an intense program of...

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Meet Sara, Volunteer and now Clinician

Meet Sara, Volunteer and now Clinician

 It's National Volunteer Week and the theme for this year's campaign is #CheersToVolunteers! Join us in celebrating our wonderful volunteers who all deserve applause for all their dedication, generosity and immense contributions.     Passionate about low-barrier...

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