World Teen Mental Wellness Day is on March 2, 2021. This day aims to raise awareness about mental health issues among teens as well as provide education about removing the stigma surrounding mental health.
Learn About #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay
On March 2, teens around the world are encouraged to observe #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay by practicing self-care and silencing their self-doubt and negative self-talk through activities such as meditating and exercise.
Interesting fact: Hollister Co. (clothing retailer) introduced World Teen Mental Wellness Day last year with a pledge to support teen mental health.
Teen Mental Health Statistics
Did you know that teens experience the greatest difficulties surrounding mental health compared to every other generation? Teens have the highest levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, making World Teen Mental Wellness Day awareness paramount.
According to Jack.org, in Canada, suicide is the leading health-related cause of death for young people. 1 in 7 teens report having suicidal thoughts and 150,000 will act on their thoughts this year by attempting suicide.
The government of Ontario provides helpful resources for teens and parents – from how to find and ask for support, and a list of all mental health agencies in Ontario (just to name a few). We highly recommend you take the time to inform yourself – click here for the information.
Share Messages of Hope
We wanted to express to teens that even if you are struggling now, life will get better and you will come out of this challenging period of time stronger. We ask YOU and our employees to help us bring awareness to #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay by sharing positive messages of hope. We have all been teenagers and understand how much of a struggle it can be. You can share your message with us, by clicking here.
Here are some insightful messages of hope:
- You are unique and this world needs YOUR talents!
- Never give up! You deserve to chase and accomplish ALL of your dreams!
- Even when it is dark and gloomy outside, the sun is still shining. Have hope.
- Your generation is the future, we need you and you are destined for greatness.
- Someone is smiling thinking about how much you mean to them right now, don’t forget you impact people's lives in a wonderful way!
- There is only ONE YOU in the world.
- Hang in there – it gets better!
What We Are Doing + How You Can Help
In honour of this extremely significant day, Youngs Insurance will be donating to Jack.org.
Jack.org is a ground-breaking charitable organization and the ONLY charity that trains and empowers young leaders and teens to revolutionize mental health wellness in Canada. They are dedicated to increasing education, improving attitudes, and changing the systems and stigmas around mental health.
Join us and increase awareness about #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay on March 2! You can show your support by using #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay on social media and if you can, please donate to Jack.org.
Youngs Insurance is very passionate about their #GiveBackOntario initiative, as they are dedicated to making a difference in the communities they operate in throughout Ontario. #GiveBackOntario works to inspire and challenge Ontarians to get involved and give back to their communities.