Promised spending on mental health fails to address neglect

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Since the beginning of our mandate, we have made mental health a priority and have taken every opportunity to reduce the stigma that surrounds it. Mental health issues affect us all, in various ways, and this is one reason why we think it is essential to help inform the public, especially young people, about the assistance and tools that they can access.

Dr Coleman said the programme - largely based on the successful Scottish Patient Safety Programme, and work done by the well-known Institute of Healthcare Improvement - would be reviewed after the first three years. A human being has as much ability to beat a mental health disease by being strong-willed as they do in curing cancer by treating it exclusively with a positive attitude.

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"Over the last decade demand for secondary mental health and addiction services has increased from 2.3 per cent to 3.6 per cent of the population, an increase from around 96,000 people, to nearly 168,000 people".

Launched today, the $7.5 million quality initiative aims to address the variation in prescribing of drugs for people with mental health conditions, improve processes around transferring people in and out of services, and ensure lessons are learnt from serious incidents and complaints.

If you or someone you know is in need of help for a mental illness, visit your primary care physician, call a mental health specialist, contact NAMI at 1-800-950-NAMI for referral sources, or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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At Ontario's colleges, the number of students with mental-health issues has increased 110 per cent over the past five years.

"Everyone can suffer from mental illness at any stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood", says Michael Lappen, Administrator at the Behavioral Health Division.

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