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For Health Care Professionals

When young people face mental health, substance use or other wellness challenges, professionals can be a key source of support. This section provides information and resources for health and school professionals working with young people.

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Redefining what being Asian means

Chloe Gao, a physician-scientist trainee and second-generation immigrant, has struggled with her cultural identity growing up. Learn more about how she came to terms with this through her research in improving culturally safe supports for the Asian community.

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“We need to build a better bridge”

Youth face increased risks due to substance use. As Canada grapples with the ongoing poisoning crisis, what can we do to help youth who use substances and their families/caregivers get the support they need?

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Jay’s Story

Jay has navigated body image concerns, gender identity and cultural norms to become their authentic and unapologetic self — and inspire others to do the same.

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Parents Like Us Have Something to Say

Chantal Brasset, a Family Peer Supporter at Foundry Victoria, shares her experience working alongside the Improving Treatment Together (ITT) Project team and her reflections on the research findings and experiences of the many caregivers involved.

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Be an Active Witness

It is important to learn how to safely interrupt and intervene if you witness discrimination. This article explains how certain words and actions can help us de-escalate and defuse such an incident to prevent more harm.