Rainbow District School Board adopted its first Mental Health Strategic Plan.

The plan, which was carried unanimously, will guide the board’s work over the next three years.
It aligns with the Board’s Strategic Directions, creating a learning environment where young people become strong and healthy individuals, without discrimination.

In presenting the plan, Mental Health Lead Mary Jago shared some statistics; as many as one in five children and youth in Ontario experience some form of mental health problem at any given time.

Fewer than one in six receive the specialized treatment services they require.

Suicide accounts for 24 per cent of all deaths among young people.

To learn more about the Rainbow District School Board’s Mental Health Strategic Plan, visit rainbowschools.ca.