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

28,000 Ontario kids are waiting for mental health services. Ending #hallwayhealthcare must include more support for community-based mental health. Tell Ontario Government to invest in Child & Youth Mental Health Centres. #onhealth #kidscantwait @onfinance https://www.cmho.org

 

  1. Post something on Facebook 

28,000 Ontario kids are waiting for mental health services. Ending #hallwayhealthcare must include more support for community-based mental health. Tell the Ontario Government to invest in Child & Youth Mental Health Centres. #onhealth #kidscantwait @FinanceON https://www.cmho.org

 

  1. Email the Ontario Government

Send an email to the Ontario government <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> currently in the process of reviewing pre-budget submissions for the 2020 budget. Tell them:

28,000 children and youth are on wait lists for mental health care. 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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