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Mental health for youth in Niagara in focus this week

Pathstone Mental Health offers online calendar, full week of Facebook live-sessions focused on struggles, ways to cope
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This week, kids' mental health is in the spotlight as Children's Mental Health Awareness Week begins, bringing attention to the well-being of the region's young population.

Pathstone Mental Health marked the start of the week by rolling out a calendar of events with daily stories, physical activities, and family fun.

The full calendar of events is available here.

The week will also feature a series of activities and information sessions on Pathstones Facebook page.

According to Pathstone, one in five children is impacted by a mental health challenge.

"At Pathstone we have seen a steep increase in clients citing pandemic-related issues being the root of their struggles," said a statement from the organization.

You can read a story from last year on Niagara's youth and mental health here.

Pathstones crisis services are offered 24/7 by calling 1-800-263-4944.

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