Black Mental Health Week 2021
Monday, March 1 is Black Mental Health Day, the first day of Black Mental Health Week from March 1-7, 2021.
In honour of Black Mental Health Day, we would like to provide our KPR community with information about Bill 178, Black Mental Health Day Act, 2020, as well as several important resources to support student learning and engagement about anti-Black Racism and Mental Health.
Mental Health Services and Supports
There are a number of excellent Mental Health services and supports providing equitable, culturally sensitive therapeutic support to the Black Community.
Black Women in Motion is a Toronto-based, youth-led organization
that empowers and supports the advancement of Black womxn and
survivors of sexual violence.
An online therapy service that offers a diverse range of services,
approaches and modalities catered to client needs and preferences.
Services operate in an anti-oppressive, anti-racist framework, are
culturally, spiritually and linguistically appropriate, and therapists are
The Black Youth Helpline focuses on community development and
support for Black youth across Canada. Its mission is the “primary
prevention of social [and] psychological breakdown in communities
through a focus on education, health and community development.”
Its mission is to provide accessible, culturally affirming, affordable,
evidence-based mental health services to the Black community
through education, advocacy, and provision of resources.
Across Boundaries provides equitable, holistic mental health and
addiction services for racialized communities in the GTA. It provides a
range of mental health services within Anti-Racism/Anti-Black racism
and Anti-Oppression frameworks, which address the negative impact
of racism and discrimination on mental health and well-being.
Mental Health Resources to Support Students through COVID-19
2020 Parent Conference presentation Drop the Worry Ball is for parents and guardians of children and teens
A new student self-care tip sheet, Self-Care 101, has also been created that may be helpful for our older students (JR, Int, SR).
Please visit the School Mental Health Ontario website for more resources and updates about supporting mental health during the COVID19 pandemic.
We’ve partnered with @jackdotorg and @KidsHelpPhone to create an online hub of COVID-19 mental health resources to help students take care of their mental health and look out for one another. Please share. It’s more essential now than ever. jack.org/covid
Mental Health Resources to Support Families through COVID-19
Be Well toolbox for Teens is for intermediate and senior students