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Mental Health and the Media By Emma Woolley

Mental Health and the Media By Emma Woolley

Last week, we were approached by GlobalTV to share our perspective on whether or not certain words (suicide, cutting, sleeping pills, dying) in the Arcade Fire song “Creature Comfort” should be censored. The single has inspired discussion around youth mental health and suicide, as it directly challenges the glamourization of suicide, reminding listeners that suicide isn’t “painless” and that those thinking about it are not “nameless.” The song’s inherent message, at least to me, that the urge to be made famous through dying/escaping suffering isn’t one to encourage.

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Building A Community – Staff Retreat 2017

Building A Community – Staff Retreat 2017

(Available only in Toronto)(Available only in Toronto)I have seen the staff team at Stella’s Place evolve from four, to eight, to 15, to our current buzzing group of about 30. Over three years, we have branched out, growing and changing both as individuals and as an...

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Yes, our MPPs really DO want to hear from YOU!

Yes, our MPPs really DO want to hear from YOU!

Two years ago I became a Canadian citizen – at the tender age of 49, a bit of a late bloomer you might say. Later that same year, I cast my first vote in a federal election, excited to finally take part in the political process which I’d watched from the sidelines for many years.

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Stella’s Place Needs Your Help, Please Contact Your Local MPP!

Stella’s Place Needs Your Help, Please Contact Your Local MPP!

Greetings Friends of Stella’s Place,

Thanks so much for wanting to help!

Please contact your local MPP, whose information can be found here. This website lists their Constituency and Queen’s Park offices. It would be extremely helpful if you could visit, call or email your MPP and let them know the impact that Stella’s Place is making with young adults.

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A Visit from the Premier

A Visit from the Premier

Stella’s Place is a registered charity and non-profit. That means that we will always have to work on getting funding to accomplish our goals (and help you accomplish yours), provide the services we have, and keep growing and making more of an impact.

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A New Happy Place

A New Happy Place

For the first time in months, I feel like I am starting to get my life back on track.

It all started when I was 11 years old. It may be hard to think that an 11 year old has problems going on. Most of us would probably say “just wait until you get to high school” or “you don’t have anything to worry about, you’re just a kid”. Well, that isn’t how we should react, because you don’t know what they may be struggling with.

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Pokemon GO Changed My Life

Pokemon GO Changed My Life

For the past two weeks, Pokemon GO has been taking over news channels, Facebook feeds, and twitter timelines all over the world. It’s a simple concept, allowing users to become trainers and live their dreams of being the best there ever was, by walking around their communities to catch the best and coolest Pokemon. As I am writing this, I am sitting at a dock with 300 other strangers trying to catch rare Pokemon that spawn here.

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Our Drop-in Cafe and Other Programming!

Our Drop-in Cafe and Other Programming!

On Monday, July 11, after many months of preparation, we opened our Drop-In Café space at 18 Camden Street. Staffed by Peer Supporters (Young Adults with lived experience of Mental Health Issues) who completed our Peer Support Training Program, our team is welcoming Young Adults into our space, to provide a listening and validating ear and to connect participants with our programs and services.

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For Youth, By Youth: Empowering Change

For Youth, By Youth: Empowering Change

My name is Ally. I’m 23 years old, an artist, photographer, writer, specialist on what music goes best with which cup of coffee, and also one of the youngest current Youth Advisory Council member for the Mental Health Commission of Canada. My role in the Stella’s Place community started in November of 2015. I would like to say I found Stella’s Place… But I think, it found me…

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Holiday Closure

Please be advised that Stella’s will be closed from Monday Dec 25th to Jan 1st 2018. We will open Tuesday January 2nd, 2018. 

 

Happy Holidays!

 

If you are in crisis or need immediate assistance, please contact the Gerstein Crisis Centre at 416-929-5200 or call 911.

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