Pathways Comics

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Pathways comics are created by and for young adults and the people that care about them. To start the story at the beginning, read the older comics (at the bottom) first.

Volume 4: "Dropping In"

Pathways Comic 4(1)

Issue 4(1): December 2019

"Dropping In", part 1.

Pathways Comic 4(2)

Issue 4(2): December 2019

"Dropping In", part 2.

Pathways Comic 4(3)

Issue 4(3): April 2020

"Dropping In", part 3.

Pathways Comic 4(4)

Issue 4(4): April 2020

"Dropping In", part 4.

Study Guide for Pathways Comics Volume 4: "Dropping In"

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This study guide for service providers who work with young people with mental health conditions raises questions for discussion and points for reflection about the events in Pathways Comics Volume 4, "Dropping In," which explores the topic of drop-in centers as a form of engagement in services.

These comics were developed by young people with lived experience in the youth mental health system. As you read this volume and work through the study guide, think about how you, your agency, your community and/or the systems you are involved in attempt to engage, retain and serve youth and young adults while taking their unique developmental needs into account and "meeting them where they’re at."

Volume 3: "Some Afternoons"

Pathways Comic 3(1)

Issue 3(1): June 2019

"Some Afternoons", part 1.

Pathways Comic 3(2)

Issue 3(2): June 2019

"Some Afternoons", part 2.

Pathways Comic 3(3)

Issue 3(3): June 2019

"Some Afternoons", part 3.

Study Guide for Pathways Comics Volume 3: "Some Afternoons"

Pathways Comics Study Guide Vol. 3 cover image

This study guide for service providers who work with young people with mental health conditions raises questions for discussion and points for reflection about the events in Pathways Comics Volume 3, "Some Afternoons."

These comics were developed by young people with lived experience in the youth mental health system. As you read this volume and work through this study guide, our hope is that you reflect on your own work with young people. Are you working to remain true to youth-driven principles, even in situations that carry risk or concern? How are the young people you work with impacted by the way you manage, or don’t manage, your impulses to make suggestions or give advice?

Volume 2: "Not So Good..."

Pathways Comic 2(1)

Issue 2(1): March 2019

"Not So Good...", part 1.

Pathways Comic 2(2)

Issue 2(2): March 2019

"Not So Good...", part 2.

Study Guide for Pathways Comics Volume 2: "Not So Good..."

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These comics were developed by people with lived experience in the youth mental health system. Juxtaposed together, issues 1 and 2 of Volume 2 of the Pathways comic provide the reader with an additional insight into the lives of young adults who experience mental health challenges.

This study guide for service providers who work with young people with mental health conditions raises questions for discussion and points for reflection about the events in Pathways Comics Volume 2, "Not So Good..."

As you read this comic and work through this study guide, alone or with your team, it is our hope that you consider how your own initial engagement and continued work with young people can honor their perspective, prior experiences, and ultimately their expertise on their own lives.

Volume 1: "Natural Supports"

Pathways Comic 1(1)

Issue 1(1): Jan 2019

"Natural Supports", part 1.

Pathways Comic 1(2)

Issue 1(2): Jan 2019

"Natural Supports", part 2.

Pathways Comic 1(3)

Issue 1(3): Jan 2019

"Natural Supports", part 3.

Study Guide for Pathways Comics Volume 1: "Natural Supports"

Pathways Comics Study Guide Vol. 1 cover image

These comics were developed by people with lived experience in the youth mental health system, and are intended to deliver information about what it's like to be a young person living with a mental health challenge in a way that differs from the normal methods of doing so.

This study guide for service providers who work with young people with mental health conditions raises questions for discussion and points for reflection about the events in Pathways Comics Volume 1, "Natural Supports."