How early does mental health intervention need to be?

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The last Federal Government budget announcement revealed funds dedicated to “early intervention” mental health services for youth. But whether this intervention takes place in a timely manner for optimal impact remains unaddressed.

The debate following the budget announcement stirred up strong feelings on both sides. In the process, the parameters of the argument were reduced to the economic benefits of supporting services and intervention at an early stage of mental disorder... 

Louise Newman, The Conversation 
July 19, 2011
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