Children and Youth Mental Health
1 in 5 children and youth struggles with mental health problems.
Source: Children's Mental Health Ontario
Mental health problems can seriously impair a child’s ability to be successful at school and in their relationships with their peers and family. Children, youth and their families often do not know where to turn to find the resources or supports they need. Mental health problems are treatable. Early prevention is important. When left untreated, mental health problems can lead to school failure, family conflicts, drug & alcohol abuse, violence or even suicide. Treatment can assist in reducing symptoms but does not provide a cure—the child will still need understanding and support.
Each year, Ontarians mark the first full week of May as Children's Mental Health Week. This important week is about:
· increasing awareness of the signs of child and youth mental health problems
· decreasing stigma, and
· understanding that help is available and it works!
Learn more about Grand Erie District School Board's Suicide Prevention program - ASIST
Children's Mental Health Week - May 2-6:
The Canadian Mental Health Association is also celebrating the 60th anniversary.
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