Statement to the Legislature
The Honourable Teresa Piruzza
Minister of Children and Youth Services
Children's Mental Health Week
(May 5 – 11, 2013)
Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today in recognition of Children's Mental Health Week in Ontario, being observed this week.
This is an opportunity each year to increase awareness of mental health - and its signs - and to decrease the stigma associated with mental illness.
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