Students in grades 8 to 12 from 25 different schools across B.C. will be discussing Mental Health during the Talk at the Top event this weekend at Grouse Mountain.
Now in it’s fourth year, Talk at the Top gathers approximately 130 students to talk about youth and mental health.
Deborah Maguire Tucker is the co-founder of the North Shore Youth for mental health, who started the annual event after losing her son to mental illness.
“What came out of that was that I was a huge advocate for him, as any parent would be, and tyring to help him and provide the right support. Then it was a transition of you know, what are you going to do with all that energy advocating for support? So it went into advocating for mental health for our community.”
All speakers attending the event are young kids, who wish to remove the stigma associated with mental health by creating initiatives they can take back to their schools.
For more information on how to get involved, visit the Mental Wellness BC website.