The Representative for Children and Youth says the government needs to develop a plan to deal with youth with mental health issues and execute it within the next 24 months.
The timeline is the result of an investigation into the death of a teenager who was suffering from mental health issues.
At the time of his death, Bernard Richard’s investigation found the 17 year old was languishing in hospital because his caregivers could not find a safe placement in the community.
Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy says government will work toward a strategy where youth can get complete wrap around care…..
Richard is calling on the province’s newest ministry, Mental Health and Addictions, to implement a full continuum of mental health services for children and youth in the province.