Thursday, September 9, 2018
4:30 P.M.

Join Canopy for the 2018-2019 Youth Council Kick-Off meeting with guest speaker Teresa Mosley, who will share her family’s story about suicide.

The Canopy Youth Council aims to reduce the stigma around mental illness, change the conversation about mental health and open communication about issues that matter to youth. Each month will feature new educational opportunities and ways to get involved. The Canopy Youth Council will be made up of youth in grades 9 to 12 from Hinds, Madison and Rankin Counties.

Youth council members will:

  • participate in service projects and events to promote character building and leadership development
  • advocate on behalf of youth suffering from depression, anxiety, drug dependency, ADHD, and other issues
  • engage your school and community with mental wellness campaigns
  • participate in public events to promote mental wellness and inspire other youth
youth council meets with members of MS Legislature

Youth council members pose with members of MS Legislature at Canopy’s Day at the Capitol

Members of the 2017-2018 Council had the opportunity to volunteer at Canopy’s residential treatment campus for youth ages 6-17, make their voices heard by volunteering at the Mississippi State Capitol during Canopy’s Day At the Capitol event, hosting on-campus events at their local schools to promote Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 10), giving video testimonies to be shared at the 2018 Children’s Mental Health Summit in Jackson, and meet with administrators of their local school districts.

For more information, contact Tonja Smith

Click here for a printable flyer.