Journeys in Youth Mental Health: Complex young lives in a fractured system. One of the biggest concerns in Canadian schools and society today is youth mental health. Of course it is a big issue being discussed across the world. The article provides and emerging and hopeful method to understand the problem by putting the life journeys of young people to our understanding. With this the open new places for schools to work together with community and medical mental health partners to form a coherent system that works around thee lives of the students.
It announces a 5-year program in Atlantic Canada called ACCESS-MH. This project is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The study uses youth mental health journeys with statistical information from Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It attempts to build on top of the knowledge and methods that are emerging in youth mental health journeys. The program will include talks with parents, teachers, primary health care providers, and community members. It will also use arts-based techniques to help understand the experiences and mapping the journeys. The more people to participate with this program, the more complex problems will be identified.