The Partners for
, a charitable organization that transforms the way Canadians think about and support mental illness, launched a PSA educating viewers on the sad statistics surrounding youth suicide.
After car accidents, suicide is the leading cause of death among young Canadians each year. The PSA uses a dramatic door slam to illustrate an angry teenager shutting the door on the world around
them. “Living with a teen is hard,” begins the ad. “Living without one is harder,” continues the PSA, as a mother is shown crying in her teenage daughter’s empty room.
The PSA encourages Canadians to visit rightbyyou.ca
and sign a petition to change the way youth mental health is funded. See the PSA here
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