Schools and Mental Health

Mental health problems are common yet unidentified among youth. Approximately one million youth in Canada will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder and only 4% of these youth will receive the necessary services. Many youth who do not meet diagnostic criteria are struggling with substantial distress and their needs are often underreported and undetected. Schools can play an active role in mental health promotion.

Authors: Alan D.W. Leshied, Gordon L. Flett, and Donald H. Saklofske (2012)

Keywords: School mental health; Children; Adolescents

Summary by: Amanda Kerry