The morning Finnegan Pihl told his mom he wanted to die, the family knew it had to do something drastic right away.

“But nothing with mental health happens right away,” said Jody Pihl, Finnegan’s mom.

“He was diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder at age nine and he’s now 14.

“We started with our GP (general practitioner doctor), but it was still a two-year process of appointments, referrals and waiting lists.”