Mental Health of Homeless Youth National Survey Results

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On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 10 organizations in 8 Canadian cities completed a snapshot survey  of the homeless young people they worked with that day. This snapshot  by the National Learning Community on Homeless Youth, is the first national survey of its kind with this focus.
  • Homeless youth in Canada are coping with mental health issues at a rate of 2.5–5 times higher than the national average for youth.
  • Many existing services do not meet their needs.
  • Communities are struggling to support these homeless young people who need mental health programs and services.
Please click on the link below to see the survey results:

Mental Health of Homeless Youth Infographic

Française de la santé mentale des jeunes sans-abri Infographie

For more information on the survey, please contact