Leaders in Youth Mental Health: A Conversation with Norma Nicholson
Within the past five years, the topic of mental health has been pushed to the top of our minds. 10 – 20% of Canadian youth have or will experience a mental health issue. Only 1 in 5 will receive the support they need. Movements such as the Jack Project, and Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk campaign aim to open up discussion about mental health and mental illness. At the level of public policy, the Ontario Government recently released an update on its Comprehensive Strategy on Addictions and Mental Health.
Do these movements and public policies increase access to mental health services for the children and youth who need it most?
If you or a young person are looking for help, consider calling:
Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868)
TeleHealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000)
Burlington Kids Website- September 2014
Mississauga Kids Website- September 2014
Oakville Kids Website- September 2014
The Brampton Guardian- July 2014
Oakville Kids Website
Burlington Kids Website
Mississauga Kids Website
Canadian Nursing Association
Toronto Star -May 2010