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2nd May 2012

Disney Star Jasmine Richards Kicks Off Mental Health Week With You Have The Power Event

mini-orbyCanada’s top Disney star Jasmine Richards is using her celebrity to raise awareness for anti-bullying with her song “You Have The Power” with all download proceeds from iTunes on May 7th going to Ottawa Youth Services Mental Health Aid.   To kick off Mental Health Week May 7-13, 2012, Richards joins politicians, athletes, performers and mental health workers in the You Have The Power event happening in Ottawa on May 7th. 

Richards is best known for her roles in Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Disney/Family Channel sitcoms Naturally, Sadie and OverruledThe new song and video “You Have The Power” is only a part of the work Richards is doing to raise awareness and help those suffering from bullying.  She has created and co founded Jasmine The Anti-Bully to share her experiences and help direct kids and teens to the right organizations to get the help they need.

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By opening up about her own experiences with bullying, Richards hopes to inspire others to stand up against bullying and to raise awareness of the support available in most communities. 1 in 5 youth will experience a mental health issue, yet only 1 in 6 of those youth will actually receive services.  Talking more openly about mental health issues will allow more youth to know about the services available.

Event: You Have The Power Event to kick off Mental Health Week
Date: Monday, May 7, 2012
Location:Earl of March Secondary School at 4 The Parkway, Kanata Ont. K2K 2B6.



10:00 – 10:05

Welcome – Principal Massey – Earl of March Secondary School

10:05 – 10:15

Dr. Phil Ritchie –Psychologist CHEO Resilience

10:15 -10:30

Video Release + Performance; Iroquois Secondary School; Jasmine Richards (short speech before playing the video)

10:30 – 10:35

Remarks by Mayor Watson

10:35 – 10:50

Elizabeth Manleyand Mike Baine


Remarks by Chief Charles Bordeleau

10:55 – 11:00

 Remarks by Allan Hubley

11:00 -11:05

Remarks by Hanna Brundson – Youth perspective


 Program by Errol Lee


That’s a wrap!’  Janice Barresi thank you everyone for coming and supporting us.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 11:42 am and is filed under Education, Events, fundraisers, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    4:42 am on May 2nd, 2012

    Disney Star Jasmine Richards Kicks Off Mental Health Week With You Have The Power Event http://t.co/W140CZ3N

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