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New youth mental health funding, TL;DR version
Today the Ministry of Health announced new mental health and addictions funding, including more services for youth! Here's our TL;DR version:
The goal: Transform the system so everyone can access services that are:
They're doing this by:
- investing $140 million over three years (and then $50 million annually)
- expanding currently funded psychotherapy programs (using evidence-based therapies, like CBT)
- creating a standardized Ontario-wide psychotherapy program
- expansion of hubs where young people (12-25) can receive walk-in access to mental health, addictions, social and employement services
- up to 1,150 additional supportive housing units for people living with mental illness and addictions, especially those who are homeless or at risk
“Today’s investment is a significant step toward improving access to mental health care.”
- Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Want to read more? Check it out here: https://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2017/2/ontario-providing-faster-access-to-mental-health-services-for-thousands-of-people.html
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