The Blenk Family Fund was established together with the KGH Foundation to strengthen the network of mental health support and services available to young people and families in our community. We are actively involved in research and supporting prevention and care surrounding youth mental health.
Some Interesting Findings From CMHA
In Canada, only 1 out of 5 children who need mental health services receives them.
An estimated 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder – the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.
Suicide is among the leading causes of death in 15-24 year old Canadians, second only to accidents.
Canada’s youth suicide rate is the third highest in the industrialized world.
Numbers and statistics are more than data – They reflect the life trajectories of real people and their loved ones.