We would not tolerate that many kids being deprived of any other essential health service, but we do just that when it comes to mental health care. Opinion
Hamilton Spectator, April 23, 2019
For every 100 Ontario kids who need support and treatment for mental health issues, 67 aren’t receiving them. Imagine that. It is estimated that about a million children in the province battle mental health problems. So two thirds of them about 667,000 aren’t getting help.
What would happen if that same abysmal statistic applied to kids fighting childhood cancers? Or muscular degenerative diseases? Or visual impairment?
Mental health disorders are nothing more or less than that. Same as diabetes. Same as any other illness.