It’s time to do right by our youth
Every year, an estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness. However, only 25% of Canadian children and youth facing mental health problems receive appropriate treatment.
We need to be doing more to provide for the mental health needs of our young people. This issue is real and directly affects teens:
- Young people (aged 15-24) are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group.
- Suicide is the #1 cause of non-accidental death among youth.
- For 90% of teens who die by suicide, there is an underlying mental health problem.
Parents and caregivers play a vital role in supporting their teen’s overall mental well-being. What if a conversation could change everything?
Visit the NEW Right By You website and get practical ideas, tools and resources to connect with a teen and support their mental health.