On CBC Radio’s Metro Morning program in Toronto, Campus Mental Health researcher Aliçia Raimundo spoke to host Matt Galloway about her personal story of struggling with suicide ideation in her teens and the warning signs of suicidal behaviour in youth. Aliçia, who was a guest for the program’s coverage of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, is a youth mental health advocate who has emerged from her own experience of anxiety, depression and a suicide attempt at the age of 13 to become a voice against stigma. Visit the CBC Metro Morning website to listen to the full interview.
Aliçia currently works at the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health at CMHA Ontario, a provincial hub aimed at supporting existing and new initiatives that address the mental health needs of postsecondary students in Ontario. She speaks to youth at schools and postsecondary campuses across Canada regularly on the importance of creating a mentally healthier world.