Taking On Your Health
Teen Health FX- a site for teens that serves as an online resource for questions regarding relationships, health, body and sexuality. TeenHealthFX is easily navigated and worth checking out as a window to current attitudes and trends regarding adolescent health issues.
Website for the Inuit Tobacco Free Network- contains links to the series of stories from the Inuit Youth Flip Camera Project: Tobacco Cessation Videos
The Taking Action! Project: Art and Aboriginal Youth Leadership for HIV Prevention is a national project working with six Aboriginal communities across Canada. We want to figure out how Aboriginal youth understand HIV in relation to their communities and cultures and also to see if using art is an effective tool for working with youth to talk about HIV/AIDS.
The Art pages have pictures, video , and sound bites from areas including carving, hip hop, theatre, throat singing, visual arts, and more.
Taking Action 4 Youth Puvirnituq – Art and Aboriginal Youth Leadership for HIV Prevention –video about workshop in Puvirnituq, Nunavik.
We create comic books on health and social issues for youth, including youth health, diabetes prevention, Gambling addiction and FASD. Site does have previews of each book, and animations of each book can be found at their youtube network-see links to some of their videos below.
Animated videos from the Healthy Aboriginal:
This is an animation based on comic book drawings for an upcoming comic about maternal child health. http://youtu.be/Gsal5fjskMM
An animation on FASD
On the Turn, is about a young woman that learns how to play poker at school. Peer pressure gets the best of her and she learns what it feels like to hurt someone she loves.
This is part 1 of 2 of the Healthy Aboriginal Network’s (HAN) first draft of their comic that deals with youth in foster care.
Part 2 of HAN comic dealing with youth in foster care
Canada Food Guide for Inuit/First Nations
in Inuktitut- http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/pubs/fnim-pnim/index-eng.php
in English- http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/pubs/fnim-pnim/index-eng.php
Sexual health information for teens from Planned Parenthood
The Lesbian, Gay, Bi,Trans Youth Line is a toll-free Ontario-wide peer support phoneline for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Transsexual, 2-spirited, queer, and Questioning young people. The Youth Line also provides online peer support through the online forum and email responses
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is a North-America wide organization working on issues of healthy sexuality, cultural competency, youth empowerment, reproductive justice, and sex positivity by and for Native youth.
Star In Your Own Stories is an ongoing video workshop project transforming First Nations high school students into filmmakers and sexual health campaigners. So far, youth have made the films By My Name, Strong Path, Step Up and Stand True. The project has also produced a fun, animated short on STI testing called Don’t Stress the Tests!
A video by youth from the Access to Media Education Society
Helplines Northern Canada
Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous, and confidential,phone and online professional, counselling service for youth. Big or small concerns. 24/7, 365 days/year. 1-800-668-6868
A source for aboriginal youth prevention resources. The site has interesting video links. Check out the Youth Corner.
This is a place for youth and emerging adults to access info, resources and tools during tough times. Help yourself. Help each other. Share what you live and know.
The aim of Inuusivut is to learn, document and share how Inuit across Canada perceive, express and develop mental health. This project aims to develop capacity in Inuit communities by having youth directly explore issues related to mental health and to enable them to share their findings with their peers, families and communities.It will support people in discussing issues related to mental health, and it will also contribute to a life affirming media campaign, where more opportunities will be created for youth and community members to share the successes that are occurring in our communities.
This site has an excellent Youth Media Photography Guide document which can be downloaded. There are also videos and photographs posted on the site.(a video production training manual is coming soon)
This is the link to the Inuusivut Channel on Isuma TV
A site about depression and anxiety in youth, how to recognize signs, respond, and seek help.
ReachOut is an information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues. All content is written by teens and young adults, for teens and young adults, to meet them where they are, and help them recognize their own strengths and use those strengths to overcome their difficulties and/or seek help if necessary. This is a US based site.
Student filmmaker Karen Stoney, writes and co-directs with fellow student Tuqqassi Nuqingaq the film “Break the Cycle", starring student Marissa Netser. The setting of the film takes place in the city of Iqaluit, Nunavut and it tells of an Inuk youth struggling with peer pressure, parental violence and the reoccurence of a family’s break up due to the abuse of alcohol
Videos from Bboy Buddha and Blueprint for Life:
Old School bboy Buddha talks about sexual abuse. no always means no – don’t blame yourself -forgive yourself-seek someone to confide in -and start to heal. Everyone deserves to b happy and have healthy relationships. Keeping such pain inside forever will get in the way of your own happiness.
Bboy Pieces from Toronto , Unity, Blueprintforlife, and MEC -drops some more insight into mental health. Everyone has a story.
Getting Emotions and Feelings out – starting to heal.
Finding your “One Mic" – a metaphor for finding things that deal with stress and anger in a positive way, can be sports, walking on the land, hunting, whatever.
The website www.itgetsbetter.org is a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future.
Suicide Affects Us All: Carson’s Story
A youth made video from the Access to Media Education Society