MI_236_260Mental Illness Understanding

About the project:

M.I. understanding:

An initiative using new digital media to support children and families who are experiencing childhood mental health issues. Through educational and entertaining videos that start the conversation and develop communication, M.I.understanding will help build empathy, understanding and resiliency.



one in 5 children suffer from a mental health disorder



Project overview:

M.I. understanding (mental illness understanding) is looking to change the way we think about mental health in kids. 70% of childhood mental health can be treated if caught early and yet most families are embarrassed or unaware their child needs help. Many kids suffering with mental health issues are labeled as naughty or difficult. Empathy and understanding will go a long way to helping these children develop the tools they need to deal with mental health issues as teenagers.

This project consists of a series of videos along with accompanying resources on a website channel dedicated specifically to childhood mental health. The concept is endorsed by Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program) as well as the Thames Valley District School Board (Mental Health Strategic Planning Committee).

visit M.I. understanding website


Ask yourself, when it comes to childhood mental illness,
M.I. understanding?

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