Year: 2014 Source: Calgary, AB: Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2012. 29 p. SIEC No: 20140137

This synthesis report captures the complexities behind what the average child or youth in Canada wants to know about mental health and more specifically, how they search for this information online. This synthesis report is built upon three separate studies: (1) a literature review by Shalini Lal; (2) a qualitative report by mindyourmind; (3) and a mixed methods report by Cathexis Consulting that were funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. This report provides a thoughtful discussion about how youth think about mental health. It also provides an opportunity for dialogue concerning how children and youth engage with mental health knowledge online, specifically as evolving technology opens up more possibilities on how we know what we know. Summarized below are six main areas discussed: (1) mental health content; (2) language; (3) stigma; (4) credible sites and information; (5) supportive spaces, places and people; and (6) the online environment

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