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Early treatment makes all the difference

All Elizabeth wanted from school was to make friends – her care at CAMH has helped her do so
 
Toronto Star article - originally published on June 7, 2014
Elizabeth and her mother
Photo credit: Nick Kozak, Special to the Toronto Star
 
Seven-year-old Elizabeth had one goal this school year: make a friend. Sounds simple enough for a child that age, but the Toronto girl’s argumentative and disruptive behaviour in class led her classmates to exclude her from play.
 
It was behaviour her parents had seen when Elizabeth started kindergarten, but says her mom, Nancy, “it seemed age-appropriate, so we brushed it off.” Come Grade 1, though, Elizabeth’s behaviour got worse.
 
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CAMH was featured in a special section of the Toronto Star on June 7, 2014. In the special supplement, the Star went behind the scenes at CAMH to see how the work we do transforms the lives of those affected by mental illness and addiction.

Visit the Toronto Star's website to view the stories featured in this special section.
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