Youth Mental Health
Mental health is as important as physical health, and it’s vital to living a normal, healthy, and fulfilling life. As a society, we are making positive strides in understanding the importance of supporting and managing mental health, but the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much farther we need to go to ensure people, especially kids and adolescents, receive they help they need.
One in five children and teenagers struggling with conditions such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and schizophrenia
More information can be found through the important work supporting the creation of the new
Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health, scheduled to open in Calgary, Fall 2022, with three brand new youth mental health services:
- Walk-in Clinic
- Day Hospital
- Intensive Treatment
70% of mental health issues begin in childhood
Mental illnesses can affect kids' performance in school and how they form relationships with other kids and adults.
Mental illnesses, if not treated early, can be disruptive to a child's development, and can have lifelong effects in many areas of life.