Have your say! We are pleased to be working with @DiversityMusing and Toronto’s infant, child, and youth mental health sector to develop an Anti-Black Racism Strategy for the sector. Members of Toronto’s Black community are invited to share their perspectives and participate through an online survey and small group discussions in January and February 2022. …Read More about Anti-Black Racism Task Force: Toronto Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Anti-Black Racism Project (Jan 18 – Feb 3, 2022)
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
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.