Canadian Mental Health Association launches learning platform for teens and young adults – Calgary Journal


Many people, especially young people, struggle with their mental health. To help, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Calgary Region has launched a new online tool that offers free courses targeting teens and young adults aged 16-24.

The association already offers programs in a number of areas, including peer support and self-care. But EQUIPPED, which launched in September, is targeting a group that is particularly susceptible to mental illness.

“Young adults are dealing with a unique balance of stress due to many life changes at that particular time within that age group,” said Michelle Wagner, director of community mental health and wellness for CMHA Calgary.

“The aim of the course is really to equip those individuals to build mental health knowledge and the skills to understand the things that they can do to support their own mental health in their own mental health journey.”

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