The Alberta Mental Health Review Committee has presented their report Valuing Mental Health to the Minister of Health. The report if the culmination of six months of study and analysis, deliberation, and consultation with thousands of Albertans. The recommendations respond to a wide range of needs in both urban and rural communities, among culturally diverse groups including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people and communities, and among other stakeholders.
The Case for Change
One in five Albertans experience an addiction or a mental illness, sometimes both, and the impact can be devastating. This can take a toll not only on the individual, but also on the broader community – family, friends, and colleagues at work and at school.
While we have come a long way from the days of institutionalizing the mentally ill, our attempts to address these issues over the past 20 to 30 years have fallen short…
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