Mental Health Services

Winning submissions to this year’s Change The View contest will be announced during Children’s Mental Health Week (May 4-10). Be sure to check back then!

Thistletown Regional Centre Community Transfer
Learn more about the transfer of services from Thistletown Regional Centre to community agencies.

Approximately one in five children and youth in Ontario has a mental health challenge. Mental health issues often begin at a young age — about 70 per cent of mental health challenges have their onset in childhood and adolescence. Early identification and intervention leads to improved school achievement and better health outcomes.

The most common mental health issues for children and youth are:

Ontario is investing in a Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy that puts kids first.

Watch these videos featuring Dr. Ian Manion, Executive Director of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

How to talk to teens about mental health

What’s normal teenage behaviour

Spot the signs in kids

Learn More

...Know the signs

Recognizing the behaviours

...Find Help

Getting help for kids

...Information for Teens

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