Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 12:15 PM ET

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National Audio 12:15 PM ET

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NAT073 - (NS-Student-Deaths) HALIFAX. x-14s. The Nova Scotia government says it will immediately spend 192-thousand dollars boosting mental health supports at the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board in the wake of three teen suicides this year. The step is part of seven short and long-term recommendations released today by a Dalhousie University mental health expert who was dispatched to Cape Breton in late June. Dr. Stan Kutcher says a comprehensive approach is needed to address problems surrounding teen mental health. ("..not true.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Kutcher is also recommending providing more staff for the province-wide mental health crisis line, a single "structure" to address all school mental health policies, and a provincial policy to address students' cellphone use on school grounds. …

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