Mental Health Presentations, Talks, Workshops


How can we invigorate youth mental health education? Awareness is important, but it’s time to develop platforms for young people to internalize what all this “mental health awareness talk” means. Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence are the most important tool we can give to young people to support their wellness, resilience, quality of life and ability to navigate the ebb and flow of life. 

Read about the current dynamics of youth mental health 

Starts With Me is partnered with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). We present at both Junior & High School annual TCDSB Stomp Out Stigma symposiums. We have also presented to many school boards across the GTA.

Combined our speakers have presented to over.


All our speakers are trained in the Program from CAMH that launched Youth Mental Health Education into the National & Global Spotlight

Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest was a revolutionary program that was created by the innovative and brilliant nurses from what was CAMH in 1987!

Our Founder & Director Mike Stroh has also worked closely with the Mental Health Commission of Canada & the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario on the youth mental health Headstrong Project.

Teachers, Educators, Parents, and Practitioners are all part of the process. We need a village to raise a child and a community to keep the parents & teachers sane. We all need each other!


Winners of TWO Innovative Exemplary Practice Awards 2019

Mike Stroh the Founder and Director of Starts With Me for his work with the students from St. Michael’s Choir School.

One for Innovative Student Leadership initiatives.
One for Innovative mental health initiatives.


Mental Health 101

Mindfulness in Schools

Movement & Mental Health
Move - Breathe - Talk

Youth Mental Health Innovation