Article by Laura Miller, High! Canada
My friend who is a mom has dealt with two children with mental health issues and has now written three books about it. One specific title, “Different from the other kids” (by Angela Tsounis) talks about the journeys and stories of how they have overcome or dealt with mental health.
Mothers are having difficulty inding doctors who are willing to prescribe for children, as the CPSO recommends patients be over the age of 25 unless a specialist is involved, and even then it is determined on a case-by-case bases.
Mothers that have children with pre-existing or developing conditions under the age of 25 have been dealing with a very challenging health care system, particularly if their children are living with mental health issues. It’s hard to ind good care, and therapists that will help ind alternative options to pharmaceuticals.
Now a lot of kids are self-medicating with cannabis. It crosses a lot of boundaries for a mother and parent when you’ve got children self-medicating. Cannabis, combined with other natural remedies, has definitely been a factor in improving my friend’s child’s life. It brought her back from a breaking point completely and helped her get off all of her other pharmaceutical drugs. Cannabis can be a real life saver.