According to Health Canada, 70 per cent of mental health problems emerge before adulthood, and half of those before the age of 14. These alarming statistics underscore the importance of early intervention, preventing problems from carrying over into adulthood where they can become much harder to treat. The Fondation Jeunes en Tête supports and collaborates with nearly 20 youth aid organizations throughout Québec which are committed to improving the mental health and well-being of young people.
The Foundation's mission is to address psychological distress among youth on two fronts: by raising awareness about depression among teenagers over 14 through the Partners for Life program, and through the Mental Health Basics Workshop program offered in schools to all youth aged 11 to 18, two free workshops widely praised by the scientific community for their impact and for helping demonstrate that depression is reversible. When you consider that 90% of the young people who killed themselves suffered from mental illness, with half of them experiencing severe depression, it is easy to understand the importance of such programs.
Power Corporation proudly supports the Foundation ‘s goal to help young people recognize the signs of depression, supporting them with compassion, advice and the resources they need to take care of their mental health.
The age range to which the Fondation provides psychological distress support
young people were reached in 2019-2020
of adolescents experience high psychological distress
people have been helped by the Partners for Life program since 1998