Welcome to Game Changers, a mental health program designed to help young Canadians feel more comfortable talking about mental health, seeking help and supporting friends.
We understand that navigating today’s complicated and connected world requires that young people be equipped with the tools to build resilience and monitor their wellness. We’ve created resources to help you have conversations about mental health, and look after yourself. Our tools have been co-created with CAMH’s youth ambassadors to ensure they reflect your perspective.
We’re excited to be working with former NHL goalie, Olympian and mental health advocate, Corey Hirsch, who will raise awareness in high schools, clubs and sports associations. Corey has spoken openly about his experience with mental illness and believes that early intervention is key to preventing mental illness.
Corey Hirsch is a former NHL goalie, Olympian and mental health advocate who is passionate about sharing his story of mental illness during his youth and the impact it has had on his life and career. We are thrilled to have Corey as a part of the Game Changers program for youth mental health awareness. He is keen to share his struggle with others since he does not want young Canadians to have to go through what he did for so long before seeking help. He wants all young people to know that mental illness is treatable and no one should have to suffer in silence.
That’s what Game Changers is all about.
Contact us to arrange to have Corey Hirsch speak at your school or club.
Learn about our new national partnership between CAMH and Hudson’s Bay Company, formed to promote mental health awareness for young Canadians. Dr. Joanna Henderson, CAMH senior scientist and director of the Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health; CAMH youth engagement co-ordinator, Karleigh Darnay; and special guest Corey Hirsch, a former NHL goalie, Olympian and mental health advocate discuss this important initiative and the impact it will have on young Canadians.