Exposing Canada’s ugly mental-health secret

This article is from a few months back but it is so incredibly important. It brings to light so many inequalities of children’s mental health. What great work Parent’s for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) is doing to improve the lives of children. What can you do to help? Tell your story and use your voice to make a difference.
 
Exposing Canada’s ugly mental-health secret
ANDRÉ PICARD
The Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Oct. 13 2013, 5:00 PM EDT
Last updated Sunday, Oct. 13 2013, 5:00 PM ED
 
Imagine for a moment that you have a child or teenager who is suicidal, suffering from depression, severe anxiety, an eating disorder, a drug addiction or another mental-health problem.
 
You can seek the care of a psychiatrist, a service covered by medicare, but the wait for an appointment is months, maybe even a year. Or, you can seek the help of a psychologist or social worker who also does therapy. There is no wait but services are not covered by medicare, so you must pay out of pocket, roughly $125 an hour.

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