WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Unsinkable, Kids Help Phone, and Bell Media are teaming up to present the brand-new one-hour special Unsinkable Youth, an inspiring and unforgettable multi-platform celebration in support of Canadian youth.
WHEN & HOW YOU CAN WATCH IT:
The one-hour special airs Friday, May 22 at 1pm in markets except Atlantic (2pm) on CTV, as well as Facebook
, and YouTube. The special will be available on-demand on CTV.ca, the CTV app, and everywhere CTV content can be streamed.
WHO’S IN IT:
Hosted by Olympian and Unsinkable founder Silken Laumann and Never Have I Ever
star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the event will raise awareness of the current mental health crisis among Canadian youth and features musicians, performers, and athletes including Canadian superstars Seth Rogen and Alessia Cara,
along with Madison Bailey, Johnny Orlando, Hailey Wickenheiser, Jacob Tremblay, The Reklaws, Tessa Virtue, Wali Shah, Lauren Orlando, and Lennon Stella.
Unsinkable is a non-profit organization founded by four-time Olympian Silken Laumann that inspires and empowers Canadians. Our mission is to connect and empower Canadians to achieve better mental, physical and spiritual health. Whether celebrity, neighbour, youth or health expert, our stories hold wisdom and power. We are creating a connected community to empower Canadians on their journey to greatness. Together, we are Unsinkable.
ABOUT KIDS HELP PHONE:
Kids Help Phone is Canada's only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support in English and French to young people. As the country’s virtual care expert, we give millions of youth a safe, trusted space to talk over phone and online chat or through text message with Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone in any moment of crisis or need. Through our digital transformation, we envision a future where every person in Canada is able to get the support they need, when they need it most and we have most recently realized that through Crisis Text Line Canada. This innovation is fueled by courageous donors, partners, volunteers and more. Learn more at KidsHelpPhone.ca
KIDS HELP PHONE STATS:
● Outreach to Kids Help Phone has more than doubled across Canada during the COVID-19 crisis
● Outreach doubled in Nova Scotia following the mass shooting
● Demand for service remains 63% higher on texting platforms, 55% higher through phones
● Kids Help Phone conducts 5 - 10 active rescues for people in danger of suicide per day