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Manitoba Advocate exposes gaping holes in Pallister's approach to mental and brain health in children and youth.

This morning, we sent out a press release about the report released today by the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth. Our press release is below: 
Manitoba Advocate Report Details Tragic Failures and Gaps in Mental Health
WINNIPEG – Manitoba Liberals say the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth report into the death by suicide of a young man who was failed by multiple systems is a searing exposure of how the Pallister government is failing Manitobans – especially children and youth on mental health.

Matthew was bullied without mercy, his parents and CFS both did everything they could, even as other agencies and services closed their files on a young man who died too soon. The report describes a “patchwork” of services where a victim of bullying was suspended from school but the bullying was not addressed. 
“This is a heartbreaking story and it highlights the desperate need for better mental health supports and services in Manitoba,” said Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Li…