With the latest research indicating that 1 in 3 Canadians will be affected by mental illness or substance use issues, the need for comprehensive mental health support has never been more evident. Mental illnesses must be overcome through adequate resources devoted to this health crisis. Every one of us is either directly impacted or has someone within our family or friends who is struggling to overcome mental health problems and needs access to community mental health services. Being placed on a 6-12 month waitlist is not health care, and it is not acceptable.
MDSC has been at the forefront of mental health for decades, working tirelessly to support those affected by mental illness and to advocate for system improvements. Our extensive engagement with a network of community mental health organizations has given us unique insights into the urgent requirements of mental health care in Canada.
Your voice has the power to influence policy and ensure that mental health is a national healthcare priority. Add your support and help us make change happen! We ask you to take a few moments and help us advocate for improvements to improve access to mental health care for all.