Shining the Light on Youth Mental Health – Midtown Entrepreneur Eli Brown Shares His Story…

by Stacia Carlton

I’m going to tell you a story of success and determination. A story of athletic superiority and of relentless work and dedication. It’s also a tale of denial and loneliness. It tells of a downward spiral that ended by hitting rock bottom on the Yonge-Davisville subway platform. But first, I’m going to share some statistics. Today, 1 in 3 youth suffer from some form of mental health issue. These issues range from stress to OCD to grim battles with depression, substance abuse and sexual abuse, which can lead to PTSD. Millennial Expert, Simon Sinek suggests our youth feel more isolated than ever before, regardless of “social” media. Sinek wants us to put down our devices and engage in real interaction. Eli Brown, Founder of Shine the Light On, agrees….