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No Name-Calling Week: Western Youth Services’ Stand Against Bullying

Anti-Bullying Training

In the pursuit of creating safe and inclusive spaces for youth, Western Youth Services is proud to observe No Name-Calling Week, a dedicated initiative to raise awareness about the impact of bullying on mental health. At our core, we recognize the importance of fostering empathy, resilience, and positive character development to combat bullying and create […]

Tips to Support Youth During Mental Wellness Month

mental wellness month

January marks Mental Wellness Month, a time dedicated to fostering awareness and understanding around the importance of mental health. At Western Youth Services, we believe in empowering youth with the tools they need to navigate the complexities of mental well-being. In this blog post, we’ll take a deeper look into valuable tips to support and […]

Embracing New Beginnings: A New Year’s Day Reflection

New Year's Day Reflection

As the clock strikes midnight, we bid farewell to the old and usher in the promise of a new year. New Year’s Day is not just a date on the calendar; it’s a symbol of hope, renewal, and fresh starts. At Western Youth Services, we recognize the profound impact that new beginnings can have on […]

Nurturing Youth Mental Health: Self-Care Tips for a Resilient New Year

youth mental health

As we stand on the cusp of a new year, Western Youth Services extends warm wishes for a year filled with growth, resilience, and, above all, positive mental well-being. The journey into the New Year provides an excellent opportunity to prioritize youth mental health. In this blog post, we’ll explore essential self-care tips tailored for […]

Giving Tuesday: Empowering Youth Mental Health through Your Generosity

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, celebrated annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global movement dedicated to giving back. It’s a day where people come together to support various causes and make a positive impact in their communities. At Western Youth Services (WYS), we invite you to join us in this meaningful endeavor by supporting our mission […]

Cultivating Mental Wellbeing through Gratitude: National Gratitude Month

National Gratitude Month

November is not only the season of falling leaves and cozy sweaters, but also the time to celebrate National Gratitude Month. This month, dedicated to fostering a culture of thankfulness, serves as a timely reminder of the significant impact gratitude can have on mental wellbeing, particularly among young individuals. In this blog post, we will […]

Navigating Grief on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day: Tips for Youth

Survivors of Suicide

Every year, International Survivors of Suicide Day, observed on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, provides an opportunity to come together and remember those we have lost to suicide. It’s a day to honor their lives and offer support to the survivors left behind. In this blog post, we address the grief experienced by the youth and […]

Honoring Veterans and Supporting Their Children: A Tribute on Veteran’s Day

Honoring Veterans and Supporting Their Children: A Tribute on Veteran's Day

Veteran’s Day is a time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country, sacrificing so much for the greater good (1). But it’s also a moment to shed light on the often unsung heroes—their children. The impact of military service on the mental health of veterans is profound, and the effects […]

Why We Still Need To Talk About Teen Mental Health

Why We Still Need To Talk About Teen Mental Health We created our series 13 Reasons Why We MUST Talk About Teen Mental Health because when the Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why, aired there was tremendous controversy surrounding it. The show shares the fictional story of a high school student named Hannah Baker, who […]

Hope for Teens Struggling with Depression

Hope for Teens Struggling with Depression Depression in adolescents is more than sadness or moodiness. It is a complex mental health condition that requires compassionate medical care. At Western Youth Services, we support teens and families through the complexities of living with a mental illness. What is depression? Everyone feels sad at some point in […]