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It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness

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.