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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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Meet Geoff, Our Brick and Mortar Expert

Meet Geoff, Our Brick and Mortar Expert

 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.   Helping us dream big while thinking...

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Meet Liz, Our Database & Repair Cafe Volunteer

Meet Liz, Our Database & Repair Cafe Volunteer

 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.   Clear head, Open heart, Clean Data:...

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Put in that [s]mileage

Put in that [s]mileage

 Alex Hoerner and Wing Tse are passionate about young adult mental health. They are best friends and business partners, and together they have started [s]mileage, a clothing line and a movement to benefit mental health. They also partnered with Stella’s Place to...

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Every Action Counts for Bell Let’s Talk Day

Every Action Counts for Bell Let’s Talk Day

 Today, January 29th, is Bell Let's Talk Day and the theme for this year is #EveryActionCounts. To recognize this day, we are creating conversations within the Stella's Place community, and sharing answers to the following questions. What are actions you take to care...

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All in for young adults on Giving Tuesday 2019

All in for young adults on Giving Tuesday 2019

 All in for Young Adults on Giving Tuesday A hotel room in Arizona was one of the loneliest places to be for Lori McBurney. For four and a half months, Lori made the trip each weekend to see her daughter who was receiving mental health services not available in...

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