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(Canada) Ont:"There are 6,000 [kids] who have been waiting one year for treatment"

Dec 23, 2017, Toronto Sun: GUEST COLUMN: The truth about mental health http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/guest-column-the-truth-about-mental-health I have seen statistics that in the last 30 years, hospitalizations for eating disorders have increased by 34% among young women under 15. And the rate of anxiety disorders among high school students has become a pressing concern. I’ve heard from professionals on the front lines advocating for more treatment, only to be ignored. And I’ve heard horror stories about wait times. Today, there are 6,000 children who have been waiting one year for treatment. And in some parts of Ontario, the wait time for mental health services is up to 18 months. This is horrifying.