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Celebrating Our Volunteers: Honoring Their Dedication on Volunteer Recognition Day

volunteer recognition day

In honor of Volunteer Recognition Day, Western Youth Services takes this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated volunteers who selflessly contribute their time, skills, and passion to support our mission. This special day serves as a moment to shine a spotlight on our volunteers, celebrate their accomplishments, and highlight the profound impact […]

Celebrating National Counseling Awareness Month: Empowering Youth Through Mental Health Support

National Counseling Awareness Month

As April dawns upon us, it’s time to shine a spotlight on an invaluable resource: mental health counseling. National Counseling Awareness Month provides an opportunity to recognize the dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to support individuals through their mental health journey. At Western Youth Services (WYS), we’re proud to highlight our exceptional counselors and the […]

Embracing Joy: Nurturing Happiness on International Day of Happiness

international day of happiness

As the world gears up to celebrate International Day of Happiness on March 20th, it’s a poignant reminder of the importance of joy in our lives. In a time where stress and uncertainty often loom large, taking a moment to prioritize happiness can have profound effects on our mental well-being. At Western Youth Services, we […]

Honoring Social Work Heroes: World Social Work Day at Western Youth Services

World Social Work Day

World Social Work Day, commemorated on March 19th, is here and it’s time to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes of our community: social workers. At Western Youth Services (WYS), these dedicated individuals are the backbone of our organization, tirelessly working to provide mental health support and trauma-informed care to those who need it […]

Bringing Awareness to Self-Harm: Supporting Youth During Self-Harm Awareness Month

self harm awareness month

As March approaches, so does a crucial time for mental health awareness – Self-Harm Awareness Month. At Western Youth Services, we believe in the power of knowledge, understanding, and support to break the stigma surrounding self-harm and provide assistance to those who need it most. In this blog post, we aim to shed light on […]

Embracing Diversity: Western Youth Services Celebrates Zero Discrimination Day

zero discrimination day

In a world where cultural diversity should be celebrated and human rights upheld, Zero Discrimination Day stands as a beacon of hope and a call to action. At Western Youth Services (WYS), we hold values close to our hearts—honor, ethics, excellence, and efficiency—and at the core of it all, our unwavering commitment to welcoming diversity.  […]

Taking a Stand: WYS Against Bullying on National Pink Day

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On National Pink Day, Western Youth Services (WYS) proudly takes a stand against bullying, advocating for mental health and promoting a culture of kindness. This blog post explores the importance of bullying prevention and the role each of us can play in creating a supportive and respectful environment. National Pink Day: As we celebrate National […]

Nurturing Well-Being: Exploring the Link Between Self-Esteem and Mental Health

Self-Esteem and Mental Health

As we embrace Boost Your Self-Esteem Month, Western Youth Services (WYS) recognizes the profound impact self-esteem has on mental health and overall well-being. This month provides an opportunity to delve into the connections between how we feel about ourselves and our mental health struggles, highlighting the importance of building self-esteem for a healthier and happier […]

Caring for Hearts: Valentine’s Day Self-Care Tips for Youth

valentine's day self-care

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Western Youth Services (WYS) encourages youth to celebrate self-love and mental wellness. This blog post shares valuable self-care tips to promote a positive and mindful Valentine’s Day, emphasizing the importance of mental health awareness. Valentine’s Day Self-Care: Embrace Valentine’s Day as an opportunity for self-love. Engage in activities that bring joy, […]