YouthTALK is a program that promotes awareness about mental health, suicide and decreasing stigma through in-school teams in the Wellington-Dufferin. This is a group run by youth, for youth, supervised by the YouthTALK facilitator and school staff. For more information, send an email to

"A Permanent Solution ..."

Suicide is a significant concern for Canadian youth and has impacted our own communities and counties. Learning the facts about suicide and ensuring open communication and safe environments are key factors in supporting our youth.

In 2010, the play “A permanent solution…” was written and directed by Tom Slater, Co-Head of the RECAP Arts program at John F. Ross Secondary School in Guelph. It follows the lives of a group of friends dealing with the issues of depression and suicide.

The play is poignant, powerful, humourous, educational and, speaks honestly to today’s youth about depression and suicide while offering them a message of hope.

The video explains the reasons behind the play and offers a preview of a few scenes from it.