Young adults will have free access to an updated, easy-to-understand resource guide that will help them with the transition from high school to post-secondary education
Sept. 27, 2013
/CNW/ - Sun Life Financial has donated
to fund the creation of
, a newly redesigned resource guide for young adults transitioning from high school to post-secondary education.
The book and pocket guide were created by a team lead by Dr.
, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health and professor at
is a simple, easy-to-understand resource that discusses issues surrounding school, money, relationships and health. This updated version provides students with specific information about mental health disorders and teen suicide, and provides resources on where to access help.
"Sun Life recognizes the demands and challenges facing youth and young adults and sees tremendous value in having a free and accessible resource available over the web across
Mary De Paoli
, Executive Vice-President of Public & Corporate Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer. "We are proud to support youth initiatives that provide practical support for real-life issues."
With at least 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing mental illness in their lifetime, Dr. Kutcher saw a need to support students with stress and other psychological needs. "
is a go-to guide for this crucial period that impacts youth socially, economically, emotionally and physically. This book discusses sensitive topics, helps students identify issues and provides helpful tools to get back on track," says Dr. Kutcher.
will be made freely available over the web to secondary and post-secondary students, care providers, parents and other parties involved in a young person's life. It is available in print, online and as an app and an eBook. It can be viewed and downloaded from
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including
the United States
. As of
June 30, 2013
, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of
. For more information please visit
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the
(NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.