Breaking the Silence: Mental Health



1065 Canadian Place Unit 104
Mississauga, Ontario

In August 2016, Youth Troopers for Global Awareness (YTGA), launched their on-going series ‘Breaking the Silence’, bringing light to various issues happening within the Region of Peel, GTA and across the globe through panel discussions. With this series, we hope to enlighten our community members about what’s really going on in the world around us. A platform will be provided for our community to understand the facts, hear from respected professionals and experts and learn what we as citizens can do to better shape our future.

This upcoming month, we will be discussing mental health. Our panelists will be focusing on how to identify if someone you love may be suffering, how to be a support and how to find them or yourself the right resources. Hear real experiences, and highlights on the wonderful people and resources available in the Peel Region for our youth, and young adults suffering with mental health.



6:00 - 6:30 PM - Settle in with a coffee and a treat from our Studio.89 cafe!

6:30 - 7:00 PM - The Lived/Living Experience

7:00 - 8:00PM - Backing it Up: Insight from Community Professionals 

- - - Short 15 minute break

8:15 - 9:00 PM - Backing it Up: Insight from Community Professionals 

9:00 - 9:30 PM - Taking Action Open Forum


Guest Speakers:

Daniel Jenkins - “Living with Mental Health” Guest Speaker

Constable Kulbak - Peel Regional Police Guest Speaker


Panelists include:

Stephanie Ruston - YMCA YSAP (Youth Substance Abuse Program)

Richard Adair - Friends & Advocates Peel and Surrounding Areas

Jessica Cranch - Consumer Survivor Network, Youth & Young Adult Engagement

Pearl Fernandez - Crisis Response Worker, Peel Children’s Centre


It could be your best friend, your mother, your little brother, or your classmate. Mental health isn't always so visible, let's shine a light and together create and identify the resources our loved ones need.


This is a free, public event.



Youth Troopers for Global Awareness (YTGA) aka the parent of Studio.89 


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