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Life Outside the Box youth mental health podcast has reached over
75,000 people
 on Spotify and YouTube across our first 8 episodes.

Join us for the first ever live youth mental health podcast event on Tuesday May 30th for youth performances, activities, giveaways, and a discussion about future anxiety.


‘Mapping Futures’ will bring young people from diverse backgrounds together for a live podcast event that will include youth artists, poets, singers, and other creatives to reflect on managing anxiety about the future. Pre-event workshop with Hailey Hechtman, Taking a Strength-Based Approach to Mapping Your Future, runs from 5pm -6pm at the same location. Limited tickets available!

WHEN Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

Workshop 5 - 6PM; Entertainment 6 - 7:30PM; Live podcast recording 7:30 - 9PM

WHERE 918 Bathurst, Toronto, ON

TICKETS: Early bird tickets on sale now, $15 each! Click here to buy. Pre-event workshop: $10, or bundle both tickets for $30.  

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Do you want to support our youth mental health event? We have limited sponsorship and partnership opportunities available. If you're interested in being a part of this flagship event, e-mail Gillian Smith-Clark at


Asante Haughton
Asante Haughton has emerged as a leader in mental health. A veteran of the speaker circuit, Asante has presented across the globe, including doing TEDx talks telling stories detailing how family trauma impact mental health.

Abbigale Kernya
Abbigale Kernya is an English student at Trent University in Ontario and is passionate about all things books, writing, and youth mental health. As the Youth Editor for KBI Inspire Magazine, Abby writes a wide variety of book reviews, recommendations, and feature stories.



Arissa Roy 

Arissa is a Canadian High school student, a youth activist, author and the founder of Project Power Global which advocates for equitable access to education

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Matthew Dawkins

Matthew Dawkins is a Jamaican award-winning author and poet whose work explores subject matters including adolescence, race, nationhood, and mental health. “Until We Break” is his debut novel.

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Dancia Susilo

Dancia Susilo has always been a humanitarian and started to focus on mental health at age 11, when she gave her first speech on “Suicide and Depression” and “Eating Disorders.”  She has released two books, a short film, and multiple songs about mental illnesses, and became the executive director of The Missing Link Project, a youth nonprofit focusing on mental health.

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Tosan Tosanwumi
Tosan is the Founder of The Latibule, a platform created to amplify the voices of young women expressing themselves, and the co-host of Peas in a podcast, which has everyday conversations about adulthood, community & wellness.

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