The Mental Health Commission of Canada developed the HEADSTRONG Anti-Stigma Youth Summit for students aged 12- 18. This year, Medicine Hat will hold its second HEADSTRONG FOR Grade Eight, Nine and Ten students on Oct. 9.
HEADSTRONG summit is an anti-stigma initiative aimed at shifting attitudes, action planning, and engaging student leaders while building capacity about how to create change in their schools. The summit combines large presentations and small breakout sessions giving students tangible resources and tools to take back to their schools.
In regard to mental health, we know individuals start to show symptoms in their youth. During HEADSTONG, youth will listen to people with lived experiences with mental illnesses, engage in anti-stigmatizing activities, and begin to develop their own anti-stigma campaigns to bring back to their school. With more awareness and education, we aim to make schools safe places to talk about mental health, and teach youth the importance of anti-stigma campaigns.
We are so fortunate this year to have Joshua Rivedal as our keynote speaker. As a public speaker his primary focus is on suicide prevention, mental health, diversity/inclusion, and anti-bullying; speeches and seminars on his experiences as a survivor of loss, an attempt survivor, an abuse survivor, and youth suicide prevention. Joshua will also be holding a public event that evening at 7:00 pm.
Cardio Drumming for MHCBE staff
Come join CCT at Wellness Solutions (1029A South Railway St. SE) on Oct. 17 at 4:00 pm for cardio drumming. This fun & energetic workout is a great way to workout while you bust out your moves! Admission is by donation (cash or non-perishable food item) to the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank.
Register now (space is limited) at www.MHCBEdrums.eventbrite.ca).
Parenting is Prevention
This 3 session evening workshop helps parents & caregivers understand their important
role in preventing drug/alcohol use among children and youth aged 8-18. Parents/
Caregivers will learn: practical ways to communicate well with their child/youth, most
commonly-used drugs among youth, risk/protective factors, the influence of their peers,
and will have the opportunity to share information and ideas with other parents.
Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Space is limited.
For more information please contact Leah or Taneil at (403) 529-3582. Please
register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/parenting-is-preventiontickets-
October 21, 28 & November 4, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
at Addiction & Mental Health
(Provincial Building - Room 1)
Sponsored by The Medicine Hat Drug Coalition
FREE Family Christmas Movie
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1:00 pm at the historic Monarch Theatre.
Movie will be announced in coming weeks!
Parenting is Prevention
FREE Family Movie
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join us for our 3rd Annual Family Christmas movie at the Monarch Theatre at 1:00 pm.
Donations gratefully accepted for the Santa Claus Fund and the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank.