Sunday, November 13, 2016

Liberal Education Legacy: Tortured Mind

A woman is comforted during a rally in Woodstock, Ont. after hundreds of high
school students in the town walked out of classes, Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
A Global News investigation has found a spike in suicides in Ontario among 10 to 19 year olds, rising from 54 suicides in 2013 to 81 in 2014, according to the latest data obtained from the provincial coroner’s office.

Nearly 2,500 teenagers age 10 to 17 were hospitalized due to intentional self-harm from 2013 to 2014, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. From 2010 to 2011 there were just over 1,500.

The numbers paint a stark picture of the mental health crisis facing young people in Ontario and raises questions about whether the Ontario government is doing enough to reach teenagers where they could be helped most – in the classroom....

Getting a clear picture of how many teens are taking their own lives in Ontario and the rest of Canada isn’t easy. Statistics Canada’s most recent cause of death data is from 2012. Data for 2013 won’t be released until February 2017, according to the agency.  (more...)

Further reading:

The blackboard gulag unveiled

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