Young people between 16 and 24 years old have more challenges than other age groups in getting mental health and addiction services in Canada, a new study comparing mental health care across five provinces has found.
“Wherever we looked, they were the group that had the poorest access to care,” said Dr. Paul Kurdyak, senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and co-author of the report.
“This is a real problem because this is the age at which mental illnesses have their first onset. So you want really rapid access,” said Kurdyak, who is also a psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.
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