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New leader for kids mental health promises a 'listening tour'

More than 1.2 million children and youth in Canada are affected by mental illness each year, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The Hospital for Sick Children, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the University of Toronto announced last week that Dr. Peter Szatmari, head of the division of child psychiatry in the department of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences at McMaster University and the director of the Offord Centre for Child Studies, had been appointed to a newly created combined position responsible for developing and leading an integrated child and youth mental health program on behalf of the three organizations. The Toronto Star spoke with Szatmari about his new role, which he assumes March 1st. 

Visit the Toronto Star website to read the interview

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