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(Canada) PEI: "...five per cent of P.E.I. youth were referred to community mental health services"

Dec 23, 2017, (Prince Edward Island, Canada) CBC: How many kids are struggling? A look at child mental health in P.E.I. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-peace-of-mind-mental-health-numbers-1.4460160 Just under five per cent of P.E.I. youth were referred to community mental health services for assessment in the last fiscal year, according to Health PEI. In the 2016-17 fiscal year, the agency said 1,274 children under the age of 17 were referred to community mental health. All were referred onward, with 1,102 directly referred to clinical therapy and 172 directly referred to psychiatry. For reference, Statistics Canada estimates there were 27,523 people under 17 in P.E.I. in 2017, making the number of youth referred to community mental health just under five per cent.