The Bell Let’s Talks Community fund has donated $20,000 in support of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program (CAP) at Joseph Brant Hospital.
The program currently provides services to more than 1,000 youth under the age of 18 in the community. This outpatient program provides mental health care services for children and adolescents with a variety of behavioral, mood, anxiety, substance abuse, psychosis and developmental disorders.
The prevalence of mental illness among Canadian youth is estimated to be between 15 and 20 percent currently, and recent projections suggest it will increase by 50 percent by 2020.
“Thank you to Bell and the Let’s Talk Community Fund for encouraging Canadians to join the conversation about mental health,” said Anissa Hilborn, President of the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation. “The expanded Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program provides timely and direct access to mental health services in our community, relieving pressures on community agencies and local school boards by ensuring access to a skilled team of mental health professionals.”
To learn more about the Bell Let’s Talk campaign, and to download the Bell Let’s Talk toolkit to help get the conversation started, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
This donation acknowledges the positive impact the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program is having in our community.
A media release will be sent out later this week.