August 16 2017 8:47pm

Penticton teen arsonist case highlights need for improved mental health support

A judge in Penticton is decrying his role as a “de facto mental health worker.”

The statement came during the sentencing this week of a teen arsonist struggling with mental health issues.

As Shelby Thom reports, both the courts and a local youth counsellor suggest the public healthcare system failed the young woman.

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