By Sean O’Malley
Senior Media Relations Specialist
In the latest CAMH podcast, we discuss a new national partnership between CAMH and HBC Foundation, the charitable arm of Hudson’s Bay Company, to promote mental health awareness for young Canadians across the country. Game Changers is a mental health program designed to help young Canadians feel more comfortable talking about mental health, seeking help for themselves, or supporting friends in need.
Joining us to discuss this important initiative is Dr. Joanna Henderson, CAMH Senior Scientist and Director of the Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health, CAMH Youth Engagement Coordinator Karleigh Darnay, and special guest Corey Hirsch, a former NHL goalie and Olympian who became a mental health advocate after going public with his experiences with mental illness. Corey will be telling his story about the importance of not suffering in silence to young Canadians across the country as part of this program.
“I want to help young Canadians understand through this Game Changers program that they don’t have to go through what I went through for as long as I did,” says Hirsch. “The reason I want to get out and talk to youth is that my generation started the conversation, but it’s their generation that is going to end the stigma and that’s what it’s really all about.”
You can listen to our latest podcast below: