At TPYS, the health and safety of youth, families, caregivers, staff and visitors is a top priority. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and have implemented protection measures based on guidance from Public Health and medical experts. As an agency offering essential services, we continue to…Read More about TPYS and COVID-19
Responding to an increased demand for services that do not require youth to be absent from the home, we are very excited to announce the launch of our new In-Home Intensive Program. Facilitated by Toronto’s Lead Agency for Infant, Children and Youth Mental Health (East Metro Youth Services) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term…Read More about Launch of In-Home Intensive Program
Turning Point Youth Services is launching a one year pilot project at the Ontario Court of Justice at 311 Jarvis. The project offers each young person with a criminal justice matter at 311 Jarvis the opportunity to take part in a short screening that will help identify youth’s needs in areas including mental health, substance…Read More about Youth Court Screening Project
Suicide is among the leading causes of death in 15-25 year old Canadians, second only to accidents. LGBTQ youth are approximately 3 times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers.
70% of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence.
A sense of connectedness, attachment to networks in the community (ie. sports teams, chess clubs, etc.), and access to support services, are all protective factors to combat mental illness.