When we say coast-to-coast-to-coast, we mean it. October 20th 2018, Jack.org hosted our first ever Northern Jack Summit! We flew young leaders from all over the territories to Yellowknife. These advocates trained, brainstormed, and designed initiatives to revolutionize mental health in their communities. They left with skills, knowledge, action plans, renewed energy, and powerful connections. Jack.org is committed to making this event accessible for all. To that end, Northern Jack Summit is free for all participants including transportation, accommodation, and food. Mental health in the North There is a lack of mental health services readily available in the North, and what services are available are predominantly in the capital cities. Suicide among First Nations youth is 5 to 6 times higher than non-aboriginal youth. The average wait time for services covered by healthcare is 5 to 6 months, and often what is offered lacks cultural sensitivity and competence. Things need to change. And we'll lead it. Join the movement. Applications are now closed but follow us @jackdotorg on social media to follow along with the Summit.