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

CHEO and the Royal shrink wait times for mental health services

metronews.ca By: Ryan Tumilty Metro New approach puts patients at centre of decision making. Wait times for children with mental problems plummeted last year as a new one-size-doesn’t-fit-all approach has shrunk waits from months to mere weeks. In a recently released report, CHEO and the Royal Ottawa Hospital both revealed that the wait times for READ MORE

Recognizing mental illness in children

thejakartapost.com Hello Sehat Like adults, children can also experience mental health problems, which could affect their growth and development. It is not easy to identify mental health issues in children. Some cases of mental illness in children are genetic. Parents must understand what kinds of mental illnesses can affect children, as well as the causes READ MORE

Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died

thejournal.ie REVIEWS OF THE DEATHS of 13 young people known to the child and family agency Tusla have highlighted the importance of early intervention with children in Ireland experiencing difficulties in their lives. Of the 13 young people who died, four died of natural causes, eight took their own lives and one died of a 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

Fire trauma can affect the mental health of Fort McMurray children

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ As they hurried about their home packing for an emergency exodus, Shaun and Amanda Westhaver did not want to upset their five-year-old son and three-year-old daughter. So the parents told their kids they were going on an adventure. “We told them, ‘We’re going to go and have a great big sleepover with everybody from READ MORE

Half of all hospital beds in Canada for kids and youth filled to treat mental health

http://www.cbc.ca/ There is an alarming trend involving a growing number of Canadian children turning to hospitals for mental health services. Across the country, child and youth emergency room visits for mental health issues increased 45 per cent from 2007 to 2014. On any given day, roughly half of all overnight hospital patients aged 5 to READ MORE

ADHD, OCD, autism: Is it time to redraw the boundaries separating childhood behavioural disorders?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ On the wall of Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou’s office hangs a framed photo of a lone toddler. The boy, a patient of hers, is captured pedalling away from the camera on a plastic orange tricycle. A quote attributed to U.S. journalist Hodding Carter Jr. floats above his head, and Dr. Anagnostou reads it out loud: READ MORE

How These Educators Approach Mental Health In The Classroom

huffingtonpost.ca Arti Patel It’s 9 a.m. and a morning circle is about to begin at a school in Toronto’s west end. A group of 19 students, ages seven and eight, huddle around and turn their attention towards their teacher. Camesha Cox, teacher and managing director of The Reading Partnership — a non-profit that empowers parents READ MORE

Kids Mental Health: 5 Signs Your Kids Are In Good Shape

huffingtonpost.ca By Alyson Schafer We are finally working together as a culture to lift the stigma of children’s mental health issues. Given the stats from the Canadian Mental Health Association, we can’t waste more time. Check this out: 10 to 20 per cent of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder. Approximately READ MORE