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Jayanti, a university student, shares her experiences with returning to school virtually during COVID-19.

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How parents can help their children navigate their feelings and protect their mental health during school reopenings.

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A psychologist's advice for parents on helping your children process loss and grief during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dr. Lisa Damour – psychologist, New York Times columnist and mom of two – provides advice for parents on how to help your children deal with the many emotions they may be experiencing as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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6 strategies for teens facing a new (temporary) normal.

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There is such stigma around mental health, so much that some parents even say “I’d rather have my kids going through leukemia than going through clinical depression.” Acknowledging firstly that mental health exists, as well as knowing it is as important as our physical health, if not more, is the first step towards raising awareness against such stigma.


There is such stigma around mental health, so much that some parents even say “I’d rather have my kids going through leukemia than going through clinical depression”. Acknowledging firstly that mental health exists, as well as knowing it is as important as our physical health, if not more, is the first step towards raising awareness against such stigma.


It was Mahatma Gandhi who said, “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members”. With that in mind, we must remember that children are some of the most vulnerable members of society and it is our duty to take responsibility and ensure the well-being of Canadian children.


UNICEF Canada asked Ontario youth what was important to them in this year’s provincial election. This is what Lena, 17, had to say: We – the next generation – want to be heard. I am writing to inform you of just one youth’s vision for this province.


On a day when the country will be uniting in support of Canadians suffering from mental health challenges, it is important to acknowledge that Canada’s youth are not immune to the problem.