Sun Life Financial makes $100,000 donation for youth guidebook dedicated to teen mental health

Sun Life Financial makes $100,000 donation for youth guidebook dedicated to 
teen mental health 
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 
TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial has donated $100,000 to 
fund the creation of Transitions, 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. Stan Kutcher, Sun 
Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health and professor at Dalhousie 
University. Transitions 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 
"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 Canada," says 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. "Transitions 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. 
Transitions 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 Canada, the 
United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, 
Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. 
As of June 30, 2013, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total 
assets under management of $591 billion. For more information please visit 
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and 
Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. 
Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.

SOURCE  Sun Life Financial Inc. 
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