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The kids who are likely dying on wait lists – Noosa News

General practitioners are being forced to treat children with potentially deadly mental health conditions as waiting lists grow to see specialists.

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Children under 10 are being counselled for anxiety and hopelessness by their local general practitioners, as there is a six-month wait to see a mental health professional.
There are only 50 child and adolescent psychiatrists currently practising throughout Queensland, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for services and suicides are predicted to soar.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Queensland confirms there is a shortage of mental health pro…

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