Now is a time for anyone – individual, family member, friend or colleague – who’s been touched by mental health or addictions issues to make their ve heard. With your help, we can send a strong message ahead of Ontario’s June 7, 2018 election.
It’s time to erase the difference and fund mental health and addictions care the same as physical health care.
For decades, mental health and addictions services in communities throughout Ontario have been chronically underfunded compared to other parts of the health system. The result: the mental health and addictions system is crumbling. It’s impossible to meet the needs of Ontarians. Wait times are up. Programs have been cut. People are falling through the cracks.
But we’re on the cusp of something big. For the first time in a long time, there’s widespread acceptance about the urgent need for quality mental health and addictions services. The federal government is providing an unprecedented amount of money for mental health and addictions services. Ontario’s three main political parties all believe it’s a key issue.