October 6 -12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. As many as 1 in 5 children and youth in Ontario will experience some form of mental health problem while 5 out of 6 of those kids will not receive the treatment they need.
Across the city of Toronto, infant, children and youth mental health agencies provide a range of mental health and community services, designed to meet youth and families needs, wherever they are at. If you, a family member or a friend is in need of mental health help, we’re here for you. No problem is too big or too small. Please click here for the link to Mental Health T.O.: Toronto’s infant, child and adolescent centralized referral system.
As Toronto’s Lead Agency for Children’s Mental Health we want to thank our partners, funders and community-based mental health agencies for their tireless work and efforts on improving access to mental health services across the city of Toronto.
October 10 marks World Mental Health Day. This year, the World Health Organization is focusing on suicide prevention. Did you know: Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide? Join us and countless other organizations on the day to participate in their “40 seconds of action” campaign to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it. To learn more click here.