Okanagan Skaha Teachers' Union
697 Martin Street, Penticton BC  V2A 5L5
Phone: 250-492-4915     Fax: 250-492-5540

Mental Health Matters! Psychological issues and their effect on children's lives
Lynn D. Miller, Ph. D., Faculty Emeritus, University of British Columbia
The mental health concerns of children and youth is emerging as an urgent problem in Canadian health and education systems. Mental health concerns in youth have been identified as the most pressing problem facing children and their families as the human, social and economic costs of the problem attract professional attention. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has identified schools as a primary site for delivering and coordinating interventions. Educators play a key role in noticing how mental health issues can be a primary challenge for those students who are also struggling academically. 
Intended Audience:
all staff