Mental Health and Wellness

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Quality relationships are critical to a child's mental wellness

Research shows that: 

  • Up to 1 in 5 Canadian kids are affected by a mental health issue.

  • Fifty per cent of adults with mental wellness issues report that the problem started before 14 years of age.

  • Only 50 per cent of Canadian kids in grade 6 report a high level of emotional well-being. That number drops to 26 per cent by grade 10.

  • Youth mental disorders are ranked 2nd highest in hospital expenditure care in Canada

  • The presence of a strong parent/child relationship matters in 23 of 24 health behaviours for kids, including emotional wellness, making healthy choices, and positive social interactions.

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