Young People and Mental Wellness: Why It’s Important to Inspire Easily Influenced Minds

Despite the harmful consequences of substance use that can lead to mental and physical distress, vulnerable youth are still engaging in unsafe behaviors involving drugs and alcohol.


Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction: Alcohol, 2017;

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction: Cannabis, 2018;

RiskAnalytica, Prepared for the Mental Health Commission of Canada: The Life and Economic Impact of Major Mental Illnesses in Canada, 2011;

An Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences / Public Health Ontario: Opening Eyes, Opening Minds: The Ontario Burden of Mental Illness and Addictions, 2012;

Canadian Medical Association: 8th annual National Report Card on Health Care, 2008;

Health Officer’s Council of British Columbia:

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse: The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence, 2015,

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