Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 02:08 PM
Meet Natasha, one of our youth advisors
Natasha Baechler was born in Ottawa and spent most of her childhood in the small town of Russell. A dancer since the age of three, Natasha enjoyed playing piano and starring in elementary school productions of musicals, such as Peter Pan and the Wizard of Oz.
The first two years of high school found Natasha playing soccer and teaching dance lessons to others. Unfortunately, all that felt normal began to fade during the summer following grade ten....
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 11:45 AM
Meet Steph, one of our youth advisors
Steph grew up in the town of Newmarket, Ontario as the youngest of three siblings. Their father worked as a primary school teacher and mother as a volunteer and vibrant member of the community.
As a child, Steph enjoyed dance, musical theatre and played ringette for many years. In grade nine, a switch to a tiny school and difficult new friendships brought inner sadness to the forefront. Bullied, depressed and engaging in self-harm, Steph says that...
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 08:41 AM
Mental Health and Addiction Care: Book Your Own Appointment
March 14, 2022 — OTTAWA — A new tool from 1Call1Click.ca now gives children, youth and their families the ability to schedule their own appointment to speak with an intake worker about their mental health needs and best options for care. By taking the initiative to schedule this themselves, they can do so at their own discretion and convenience.
“I'm so happy to be a part of something so important,” say Stephanie Dinsdale,...
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021 08:03 AM
When your child is struggling with mental health challenges, the holidays are not always easy. With so many expectations about what the holidays should be like or who we should be spending our time with, it can be very difficult to make it all work.
With the support of our network of child and youth mental health experts, we have rounded up some tips and ideas to help your family this holiday season.
The holidays can be an especially challenging time of year for many...