Input sought on youth mental health
The provincial government is seeking public input as part of its examination of youth mental health in B.C. The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, chaired by North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite, is currently inviting written submissions from stakeholders and interested residents addressing the following questions: What are the main challenges around youth mental health in B.C.? Are there current gaps in service delivery? What are best practices for treating and preventing youth mental health issues? And how should resources be targeted in the future?
The all-party committee will be holding meetings with experts, youth and families in June.
To make a written submission, or to learn more about the work of the committee, visit leg. bc.ca/cmt/cay/submission. asp.
The call for public input closes July 25.
Dr. Scott MacDonald, Providence Crosstown Clinic