Youth School-based Mental Health: An Arts-informed Conversation

(CIHR/IRSC, 2010 - 2013)


The Project: 

Working with The Canadian Mental Health Association and The Hospital for Sick Children, the “Mural Project” investigated student and educator responses to a mural that depicts the experiences of eight young people with mental illness.

Objectives

The mural was taken into high schools in the provinces of Ontario and Prince Edward Island to increase knowledge and understanding of mental health and psychosis; to reduce the stigma associated with mental health; and to explore the use of arts as a way to communicate more effectively with young people and the community.