Welcome to


MindKit is a place for youth – like you! – to explore things related to mental health. It was created especially for and by young Family members of Canadian Veterans living with a posttraumatic stress injury (PTSI).

We’re here to help you learn about things like mental health and the brain, what it’s like to live with PTSI in your Family and different ways to handle challenges.

Select one of the topics to get started.

Topic 1

All about mental health

Everyone has mental health. Learn more about what mental health is, how it works and how it can affect your life and Family.
Topic 2

PTSI and you

Having a loved one with a posttraumatic stress injury (PTSI) can be challenging. Learn about these types of injuries and the different ways that they can affect you too.

Topic 3

Build your own MindKit

It’s important to look after yourself. Learn different ways to deal with difficult feelings and support your mental health.
Topic 4

Real stories from people like you

Stories can offer hope and help you know you aren’t alone in your experiences. Check out these real stories from other young Family members of Veterans, told in their own voices.

Need help?

It’s okay to ask for help!

If you’re struggling or find the content upsetting, speak to a parent, therapist, school counsellor or another trusted adult. They can share tips and ideas to help you feel better. There are other resources available to you too. It may feel tough to reach out for help, but support will be there if you need it.
Kids Help Phone

Call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT or CAFKIDS to 686868

Family Information Line
Call or text 9-8-8 if you or someone you know is in distress. We are not a service provider.