Health care wait times are a key public health issue
When our youth wait too long for treatment there is a profound impact on families, our community and the broader health care system.
The current delivery system we have today dates back to the 70’s and has remain unchanged since. Primary, acute, and specialty mental health and addictions care sectors, and service providers within, them are disorganized and operate in silos, unfortunately leaving no clear pathway for youth to move through the system.
COVID-19 has put even more pressure on a fragile system with many community mental health programs shutting down.