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Parents struggle to get information on children's mental health

Parents with children thought to be suffering from mental illness are frustrated in their efforts to track down the resources needed to deal with the problem, a study released Monday shows.

An Ipsos Reid survey of 2,075 Canadian parents with children aged 18 years or younger showed that 22 per cent have concerns about the mental health of at least one of their own children.

But 54 per cent of parents who had children diagnosed with a mental illness — or showing signs of such — agreed it was “terrible” to sort through the various agencies and resources to find the appropriate assistance. About 40 per cent of these parents said there was no single place to get the help and information they need.

Read more here: Parents struggle to get information on children’s mental health: Survey.

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  1. October 7, 2010 |