Monitoring the province’s children to ‘create better overall wellness’

New government committee aims to create a ‘set of indicators of future mental health and addictions issues.’

Andrew Waterman

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If there were a way to know if your five year old would have mental illness or an addiction later in life, would you want that information?

How would you feel if someone told you your child is showing signs they might become homeless when they’re older?

A new government committee wants to find the answers to those questions in order to intervene as early as possible.

The province is in the early stages of developing indicators of mental health and addictions issues. Their aim is to intervene as early as possible.  Andrew Waterman/photo illustration

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