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Monday, September 23, 2013

Survey Shows Mental Health Needs Not Being Met

About one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem in a given year, but getting help isn't always easy. 

A Stats Canada report revealing over 1.5 million Canadians had a perceived unmet or partially met need for mental health care.

The CEO of the Canadian Psychological Association, Dr. Karen Cohen says psychological services needs to be made more easily available to the public, and they've been calling for that for some time now. 

Cohen tells CHSJ News the association commissioning a report to develop some models whereby Canada could make psychological care more accessible. The models are available on their website.