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Kinark News Room

To protect the privacy of all clients and their families, Kinark does not comment publicly on services provided to individuals or families.

In a recent Fifth Estate episode, the suicide of a young boy was featured. As an organization that provides services to children and youth with complex needs and their families, the suicide of this young boy is tragic. We believe that we all must make every possible effort at all times to prevent suicide and we know that suicide is the second leading cause of death in children and youth aged 10 to 19. This fact speaks to the challenge and the complexity of treating children and youth with mental health issues, making this tragedy a national issue.

Kinark welcomes all review processes that can contribute to reduced suicides and better outcomes for children and youth with complex issues. Our deepest sympathies are with the family.

For media inquiries please contact:

Vicki Mowat, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Policy and Planning
Office: 905.474.9595 ext. 497
Cell: 647.448.7167
vicki.mowat@kinark.on.ca
Kim Humphreys
Senior Communications Specialist
Office: 905.474.9595 ext. 365
Cell: 647.248.6941
kim.humphreys@kinark.on.ca

Privacy Policy

In keeping with our commitment to privacy and confidentiality for our clients, we do not publicly discuss any information about clients or former clients and their families. To protect privacy, we will not confirm that any individual is, or was, a Kinark client.

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