Lindsay (Eekwol) grew up in the First Nations community. She experienced an unforgiving world of drugs, alcohol and violence within her family. As a child, she lived in fear while her parents and their friends had endless parties that often broke out in fights. As she grew up in this environment, she soon developed into an abuser of drugs and alcohol herself. Falling victim to blackouts and on one occasion she almost died one night lying unconscious on the highway. This seminal moment caused her devoted sister to give up on her - unless she changed her ways. For the first time in her life, she listened, and the path of being clean and sober led to becoming a successful solo female aboriginal hip hop artist.
The above program is from the TEENS 101 SERIES - a multi-media initiative towards reaching, guiding, empowering, and inspiring youth through the issues that can affect their mental health and well being. The series communicates from a youth's perspective topics such as: depression and anxiety, addiction, self harm, mental illness, bullying, body image, self worth, family dysfunction, racism, sexuality and LGBTQ.
Combining interviews with experts and personal accounts from youth and their parents, TEENS 101 will help guide them through these difficult years and illustrates the major issues opposing youth today. From multiculturalism and family dynamics to media influences and mental health issues, TEENS 101 will provide thoughtful, informative and vital information to help youth and adults come to grips with the trials and tribulations associated with the teenage years. In this compelling thirteen-part television series about the world of a teenager in the new millennium, we take the viewer through the journey from adolescence to adulthood, examining the health and wellness of teenagers in today. This documentary-style series will examine the issues facing young people as they progress through high school and make the decisions that will affect them far into the future. This dynamic and thought provoking series will speak to people of all ages, opening up new topics for discussion for both parents and teens alike, and addressing the difficulties of growing up in the 21st Century.
*Thirteen programs 22 minutes each:
I'M NOT ADDICTED: Will's Story
DON'T DISS MY ABILITIES: Michelle's Story
BREAKING POVERTY: Billionaire PA's Story
BROKEN FAMILIES: Lydia's Story
LGBTQ - Acceptance: Joey's Story
STRESS AND CULTURAL EXPECTATIONS: Eileen's Story
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY: Eleanor's Story
ADDICTION IN FIRST NATIONS: Lindsay's Story
DEPRESSION AND EATING DISORDER: Sterling's Story
DEPRESSION AND SELF-HARM: Brittany's Story
IDENTIFYING TRANSGENDER: David's Story
SOCIAL MEDIA BULLYING: Cristina's Story
ASPERGER'S: Sean's Story
*** Five year Streaming Rights also available for purchase
MORE is an award-winning, evidence-based program created to support clients in the critical months after treatment and move them toward effective self-management. Now available as a print program, MORE MOREuses core education, guidance and skill-building activities and resources that facilitators can easily use to help clients succeed in initiating and sustaining recovery.
The print version of MORE was created for those in settings where internet access is restricted or where it is not the preferred method of education delivery. This version was designed to translate the core education and skills from the original, web-based program into a printed workbook that is more accessible to people in environments where the internet is restricted or is not the preferred access point for education.
*** MORE includes three primary components: a facilitator guide, client workbooks, and a program DVD.
The FACILITATOR GUIDE offers simple, step-by-step instruction making it easy to jump into any MORE lesson and facilitate a positive learning experience with clients.
THREE CLIENT WORKBOOKS (additional copies may be purchased) provide education and skill building on essential recovery topics with activities that demonstrate how to put that guidance into action in their lives. Each workbook includes pocket power resources clients can print and keep for quick reference.
The DVD includes 30 one to five minute video clips on topics that complement the lessons in MORE. It also includes two brief audio meditations that can be used to help clients learn to practice meditation as a grounding and relaxation technique.