Right now, there are 28,000 children and youth from across Ontario on wait lists for mental health care.
When children wait too long for treatment there is a profound impact on families, the broader health care system, hospitals, schools and daycares. Treating mental health concerns early results in better outcomes overall for children and families as well as reduced emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
Your help is needed.
Tell the Ontario Government that our kids can’t wait for mental health care.
Here are 3 ways you can help Children’s Mental Health Ontario end the wait.
Send a message on Twitter
PLS RT! 28,000 kids are currently on wait lists for mental health services. This is cruel & unacceptable. Investments from Government of Ontario are urgently needed. #kidscantwait @RodPhillips01 @celliottability #onpoli #onhealth https://www.cmho.org
Post something on Facebook
PLS SHARE! 28,000 kids in Ontario are on a wait list for mental health services. Waitlists have doubled in the last two years and are at an all-time high. This is cruel and unacceptable. Investments from the Ontario government are urgently needed. Our #kidscantwait https://www.cmho.org #onpoli
Email the Ontario Government
Dear Minister Phillips: 28,000 children and youth are on wait lists for mental health care. Some are waiting as long as 2.5 years. Ending hallway health care must include more support for community-based mental health. Ontario must invest in Child and Youth Mental Health Centres because our kids can’t wait.