Hey all! I am writing tonight from the Niagara Region in preparation of heading to Miss Teenage Canada tomorrow in Toronto. Before I go, I figured I would finish up my bog assignment so that I don’t have to worry too much about it when I get there! For our second blog assignment we have been instructed to write a little about our platform, what we are doing to promote it, and how we would use the title of Miss Teenage Canada to promote our title! As I sit here and write this, I think about how I got introduced to my platform. As I have mentioned before, when I was younger I had some issues with my mental health. But, I also knew many others who had gone through some of the same things that I did. It was a friend who had first introduced me to Wes for Youth Online. This is where it all started. After I had gone through the counselling of my own, it was nice to take a step back and see what this organization did and see how many it had helped. I think I focused my platform around mental health because I know that unless people can get themselves help to get over that barrier in their life, they aren’t really themselves. I also focused around Wes for Youth Online because without their services, I don’t know where I would be today, from a mental and in a physical standpoint.
I have been standing up with Wes for Youth Online as a part of my platform for the last seven months. It has been nice to represent them as a positive outcome from their program. I love to be able to help such an amazing group of ladies for such an amazing cause.
As Miss Teenage Canada, I would love to get around more and inform others more about the dangers of mental health. I would like to travel to elementary schools and tell them about the opportunities that they have. I want to not just promote improving mental health from bad to good but I want to promote increasing mental health from good to great! I also think that the best way to improve your mental health is to increase your confidence. I want to send the message that it is okay to feel sad sometimes but your shouldn’t feel down on yourself all the time. But if this is the case, there are people to help you.
Thanks for reading! Remember, voting opens tomorrow so please please please vote for me!! You can sign up for VIP on the Miss Teenage Canada website then click the contestant that you would like to vote for (aka me 😉 ) I will put the link below!! Thanks for reading, wish me luck this week! I will blog again soon!