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  • Survey Aims to Improve Mental Health, Addictions Services for Youth

    The provincial government is launching a questionnaire aimed at improving mental health services for young people.

    Government is looking for ideas from people between the ages of 12 and 25 on what it can do to improve services for mental health and addictions. Health Minister John Haggie says their mental health and addictions action plan is working with wait times being drastically reduced and, in some cases, eliminated altogether.

    The questionnaire will form the basis of a new integrated services model for youth and young adults. Angela Crockwell of the group THRIVE noted that the World Health Organization states that half of all people who have mental health issues show symptoms by age 14.

    The questionnaire was launched today at Choices for Youth, an intervention organization which saw 1500 people go through the doors last year.

    The deadline for submissions is November. 15.

    Fill out the questionnaire at www.engagenl.ca .

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