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Light Up Your Mind School Program

Free presentations for classrooms and youth groups on mental health, mental illness, stress, and suicide for youth ages 12 and up.

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Light Up Your Mind Poster

Time: 45 minutes each

Fee: FREE for schools and youth groups in the Edmonton Capital Region


Student Presentation Topics

Stick 2 Life

Increases students’ awareness of suicide, teaches how to recognize signs of suicidal thinking in others, and shares strategies for seeking help.


Mess with Stress! (Applicable for students and for staff!)

Explores what stress is and what we can do about it. Students learn 5 new skills to help manage stress including local resources.


Mental Illness and the Recovery Journey (Parts 1 and 2) (Applicable for students and for staff!)

Gives the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses, insight into the recovery journey and informs of resources to help.


Stamp Out Stigma

Challenges students to confront stigmatizing beliefs, teaches how stigma affects youth with mental illness, and inspires stigma reduction.


NEW: Teacher Training

Understanding Self-Injury

An introduction to understanding self-injury in your students and what you as a school and as an individual can do to help.


Mental Illness and Stigma

An introduction to the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness. Join the discussion and come up with ways to combat stigma in your school.

If you are interested in a classroom presentation or teacher training,

please fill out the request form and email it to:

For questions or to learn more, contact Tracy R. Johnson | 780-414-6306


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