OCTOBER 4, 2017

British Columbia’s newly formed Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions should take the lead role in developing and implementing a comprehensive mental health system for children and youth in this province, recommends an investigative report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.

That system should offer a full continuum of mental health services, including prevention, early intervention, family support, emergency and acute care, and “step-down” services to prepare children and youth for life in the community after hospitalization, said Representative Bernard Richard.

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