Child and adolescent mental health services in high demand at Alberta Children’s Hospital – Global News

Child and adolescent mental health services in high demand at Alberta Children’s Hospital

The Canadian Mental Health Association has added resources to meet the demand. YouthSMART is a mental health-focused program for junior and high school students.

“We are seeing an increase for youth services and added additional staff to our team in order to meet community demand,” said Ashley Lamantia, YouthSMART program lead.

“Their coping strategies have been limited based on restrictions — youth sports and activities and friends and clubs and all those things that help build resiliency have been limited in the past year.”

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