Bowinn Ma, North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA, became emotional at one point when talking about the stories of families who come to her office looking for help.
Often people who don’t fit into very particular niches of the social and medical support system get told “We can’t help you here, go somewhere else,” she said in a follow-up interview.
Ma said there is often a big gap in service between when families first recognize a problem and when it becomes a crisis. Older teens who are transitioning into the adult medical system often also face challenges getting help, she said.
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