Child mental-health services offered through videoconferencing

05/12/2010 | Toronto Star, The

A mental health center in Ontario, Canada, is offering emergency psychiatric counseling services using closed-circuit videoconferencing technology to children at hospitals throughout the area. The goal of the service is to help reduce the wait -- up to a year on average -- for school-age children to see a child psychiatrist. A recent report estimated that only 20% of Ontario children with mental-health disorders are receiving needed services.

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