1-in-7 Manitoban children diagnosed with mental disorder

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/ Michelle Gerwing A new study out of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the University of Manitoba says one out of every seven Manitoban children are being diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The study titled ‘The Mental Health of Manitoba’s Children’ looked at data from 2009-2013 for children aged 6-19. Researchers READ MORE

Psychiatrist shortage prompts online mental health services for Cranbrook youth

http://www.cbc.ca/ Latest extension of the province’s Tele-mental Health program reaches Cranbrook By Jon Hernandez, CBC News Children and teens in need of mental health services in Cranbrook will now get access to psychiatrists via the web. The Ministry of Children and Family Development has announced it will extend its Tele-mental Health program to the city. The online videoconferencing service READ MORE

Have Your Say: What support would you offer a young person dealing with mental illness?

www.theglobeandmail.com Craig and Marc Kielburger founded Free The Children, Me to We and We Day. Find out more at we.org. Their biweekly Brain Storm column taps experts and readers for solutions to social issues. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently came out with a bold recommendation: Primary care physicians must routinely screen patients aged READ MORE

The Spectator’s View: Our youth need help. We need to do better

http://www.thespec.com An apparent spike in mental health issues in teens in Hamilton is an alarming problem, one that not only threatens the lives of our youth, but the future prosperity of our city. As The Spectator’s Joanna Frketich reported, police calls for teens with mental health issues are rapidly rising, with police now responding to READ MORE