There is significant stigma attached to mental illness, and this stigma tends to discourage individuals and families from seeking help. Increased understanding, awareness and education can go a long way toward reducing social stigma about children’s mental health issues.
Parents, caregivers, teachers and professionals who work with children can all benefit from increased education so they can recognize the early signs of mental illness and help or encourage the family to seek treatment from a health professional.
Children's mental health services may be obtained from a range of service providers, so parents need information and guidance on how to access the most appropriate services for their child.
Through the RBC Children's Mental Health Project, we will support education programs that target:
Learn more about our deadlines and how to apply.
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