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.

  1. 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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. Email the Ontario Government

The Ontario government is currently in the process of making decisions about what to fund in the next provincial budget. Send an email to the Minister of Finance Rod Phillips at <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> and tell him:

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.

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