How Foundry is transforming health care for young people
Submitted by St. Paul's Foundation
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.
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