The Government of the Northwest Territories has launched a new e-mental health program for youth aged 13-24. BreathingRoom™ is an award winning, transformational e-mental health option that supports youth and young adults in learning new ways to manage stress, depression and anxiety, as well as strengthening their existing coping skills.
Developed with input from over 100 young people, BreathingRoom™ is an online, self-directed, 8-topic / 8-week program. It incorporates best practices based on 80+ years of clinical expertise and integrative, evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy principles, mindfulness, positive psychology, neurophysiology, and psychiatry.
NWT youth can access this program by clicking on the following link: https://app.breathingroom.me/register?code=XXQTGPUE.
BreathingRoom™ is one of several mental health supports available to NWT youth. Other supports include Strongest Families Institute – a telephone based support for children and families experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression and behavioural concerns; the presence of Child and Youth Care Counsellors in NWT schools and communities; and the NWT Help Line at 1-800-661-0844 and Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for free and confidential support. For more information on youth mental health supports, residents can talk to their local community counselling program.