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Enhancing the potential of people with a mental illness to pursue educational opportunities is a focus for CMHA. According to Statistics Canada, teenagers and young adults aged 15-24 experience the highest incidence of mental disorders of any age group in Canada. The school environment poses distinct challenges, but research and experience has showed that with understanding and co-operation on the part of administrators, teachers, parents and students, a young person’s education does not have to be derailed by a mental illness or mental health problem.