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Mental health in children

Dr. Jean Clinton (Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Offord Centre, McMaster University) joins Steve Paikin on The Agenda to discuss mental health issues in children between 0 and 6. Approximately 70% of mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, first appear earlier in life1.


The healthcare system in Ontario recognizes 18-months as a key developmental milestone for children. The Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit is an opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s development, which includes mental health, with their family physician or healthcare provider during a longer, in-depth visit.

Learn more about Ontario’s Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit through our free, accredited program.

1. Government of Canada (2006). The human face of mental health and mental illness in Canada.