Our Community Give and Take Christmas Tree

If you happen to be around downtown Belleville this holiday season, please be sure to stop by our office front at 201A Front Street, to check out our Community Give and Take Christmas Tree! We have decorated it with supplies, warm clothing and sweets. If you find yourself in need, please feel free to help yourself to the items decorating the branches. Or if you have any extra items you are able...


Tips for Wellness in the Workplace

A lot of our young life is looking forward to the future, moving out on our own and working in a career we love. Getting through school is a great accomplishment and needs to be celebrated, but it’s good to remember that next step where you’re supposed to find the “perfect job” is almost as attainable as finding a unicorn. This isn’t pessimistic; this is the reality of...


Ontario Perception of Care (OPOC) Survey Participation Information

Are you a current client of our Mental Health or Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) program or have been a client within the past 6 months? We really value your opinion on how you feel about the services and supports that you have received from our organization and would love to hear from you! Starting November, 2018, stop by one of our Youthab offices to complete the Ontario Perception of Care (OPOC) survey...


Mood Disorders - Seasonal Affective Disorder

With leaves changing and the amount of daylight hours shrinking, it can feel draining. Read below to learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and how you can support yourself and other's who may be experiencing SAD. Definition To define Seasonal Affective Disorder, it’s helpful to know what Depression is first. Depression is a type of mood disorder. It is a serious illness characterized...


‘Get the help you need’

By Luke Hendry, The Intelligencer Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:24 PM EDT The difference, they say, is like night and day. For Jane and John (not their real names), their progression out of depression and homelessness meant a choice to pursue a brighter future despite being in dark times. But they didn’t do it alone, so they’re telling their stories in the hope of helping others....


Walking and talking to defeat depression

By Luke Hendry, The Intelligencer Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:28 PM EDT A new walk in Belleville in October will help young people to outpace depression and develop important life skills. The Belleville Defeat Depression Walk and Talk for Mental Health will be held Oct. 13 at West Zwick’s Centennial Park. Seventy per cent of proceeds will support Belleville-based Youth Habilitation...