Saving Our Youth

I was at Mental Health yesterday and there was a sign on the glass at reception

“IWK wait times from date of referral to 1st appointment is 89 days”

These kids need help now, not in 3 months. I met a lady whose daughter attempted suicide 3 times and she could not get her any help…on the 4th time…she was successful. Now the Mother shops at second hand stores to buy things for her daughter’s grave. When is gov’t going to realize we have a crisis? All we get is cuts…as if our kids do not matter. They need people to fight for them, which is what I am trying to do. We need to listen to these kids and there needs to be services available to them for when they do reach out. How can gov’t look that Mother in the eyes and tell her…sorry…there was nothing we could do!

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