How Foundry is transforming health care for young people

Oct 11, 2018 | News

World Mental Health Day 2018 is October 10. This year's focus is on mental health and young people, and Foundry, a service with roots at St. Paul’s Hospital, is particularly relevant.

Adolescence and young adulthood are filled both with exciting times – starting university, meeting new friends, gaining increased independence – and stressful times that could trigger mental illness if not identified and managed early, as the World Health Organization notes.

Young people can be at high risk for mental-health issues, as data shows. Statistics Canada figures indicate that almost ¾ of mental health problems begin in childhood or the teen years. And while one in five young people aged 15-24 report experiencing mental illness or substance use problems, fewer than a quarter receive appropriate services.

Read the full story on the Daily Scan. 

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