National mental health week starts May 3

May 3, 2021

May 3 marks the beginning of the 70th Annual Canadian Mental Health week and May 7 is National Child & Youth Mental Health day. The Children’s Health Policy Centre celebrates these important events and reminds all readers that research should be used to assist parents.  Behaviour problems, for example, account for as many as half of all referrals to children’s mental health services. So practitioners need effective approaches for addressing these problems. Parenting programs, such as Incredible Years, have strong evidence of success and should be readily available to families in need. For more information, see Vol. 10, No. 1 of the Children’s Mental Health Research Quarterly.