NDP tables bill for 30-day max waits for youth mental health

MPP Bhutila Karpoche, Member for Parkdale-High Park and Official Opposition critic for Mental Health and Addictions, tabled a bill last week that would cap the wait time for children and youth accessing mental health and addiction services at 30 days.

Right now in Ontario, one in five young people are living with mental health disorders that significantly impact their lives, and the lives of those around them. 12,000 children and youth are currently stuck on wait lists to access mental health services, with communities’ average wait times between three months and a year and a half.


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