Girls Action Foundation research adds to call for inclusion of gender in mental health

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In 2003, the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology published /The Health of Canadians – The Federal Role/, which studied the state of the Canadian health care system. While it addressed many important issues relating to mental health, it did not acknowledge the effects of gender on mental health. In response to this report, Girls Action Foundation has produced a paper entitled The need for a gender-sensitive approach to the mental health of young Canadians – a study that examines how the intersections of gender, poverty, racialization, Aboriginal status, and other factors can affect mental health and provides recommendations and practices to promote mental health and well- being for girls and young women.

Read the paper here.