Operational Updates


Youth, Teens and Mental Health

The Challenges They Face


It's no secret that emotions and actions of youth and teenagers can be a dizzying array of ups and downs, quirks and contradictions.

But , where mood swings, tantrums, and dramatic phases do constitute what we have always accepted as a normal part of growin up, there are notable instances when shifts in mood and behaviour may be indicators of a larger, more daunting issue: mental illness.

While it may be difficult to imagine children suffering from such difficult challenges, Homewood Health shares information about he rising number of young people with mental health problems in their Lifelines Newsletter. Read more: Youth, Teens and Mental Health. Not only is this valuable information for our familes, keep this in mind as new students arrive on our campuses next month.

Homewood Health is the Selkirk College Employee & Family Assistance Provider (EFAP). Homewood Health puts out an easy-to-read monthly newsletter that provides tips and information that make life healthier and happier. 

The services Homewood Health provide are included in your benefit package and there are plenty of great resources available. You can head to their website for more information.

If you have any questions on Homewood Health or your benefits please contact Paula Quist in the HR Department.