Falling through the safety net: Youth are at the heart of Canada’s mental health crisis – National Post

January 28, 2021

Canada is grappling with a major youth mental health crisis characterized by high rates of mental illness, suicide, hospitalizations and considerable delays in access to services. These issues are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and opioid overdose epidemic. With limited signs of progress, significant reform of youth mental health care in Canada is paramount.

As mental health researchers in the field of prevention and early intervention, we recognize the importance of youth engagement in mental health issues, and present here not only our own opinions but the lived experiences and perspectives of youth.

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