Youth mental health

A new report says only half of youth seeking provncial mental health services get it within 30 days. The State of the Child Report also says the rate of youth hospitalization for mental disorders is higher than the national average.

Child and Youth Advocate Norm Bosse calls it a deepening problem with rising depression and anxiety being experienced by youth. However he is encouraged that the province is putting more money into services to help young people with mental health needs.