Let’s change the way we think about mental health and addictions.
There is an opportunity in front of us to improve mental health and addiction care in British Columbia. We currently pay for a system of care in the most expensive ways possible. People wait too long for care and too many people get their care from emergency departments and police. We can offer proven choices and support to help people recover and keep people connected in communities.
We believe action in these five areas will lead to better mental health in our province
Focus on prevention and early intervention
Build Access to an Addictions System of Care
Strengthen recovery closer to home
Improve crisis care
Lead change in mental health and addictions
The CMHA BC declaration outlines these principles for change, but we need your support to put these principles into action. Join us in calling for a system of care that will values mental health and addiction as equal to physical health.