Nurturing Minds for Secure Futures: Timely Access to Mental Healthcare Services for Children and Youth in Canada

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Nurturing Minds for Secure Futures: Timely Access to Mental Healthcare Services for Children and Youth in Canada

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Pages:26 pages50 min read

Author: The Conference Board of Canada

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This research explores the crisis in access to mental healthcare prevention, assessment, diagnoses, and treatment services for children and youth in Canada. It focuses on anxiety and depression, the leading causes of disease burden for this population.

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An estimated 1.6 million children and youth in Canada are estimated to have a mental health disorder. We quantify the evidence-informed consequences of not investing today to ensure timely access to mental health services and supports for current and future generations of Canada’s children and youth.

What is the annual cost of to families, healthcare, and community-based mental health services to support children and youth with anxiety and/or depression? And what are the key areas of investment that have the potential to make a positive input on the mental health of children and youth?

Read the issue briefing for our full analysis.

Key findings and recommendations
Introduction
Discussion
Recommendations
Appendix A—Methodology
Appendix B—Model inputs
Appendix C—Pooled prevalence of childhood mental disorders
Appendix D—Bibliography

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