Ninety per cent of Canadians support the creation of a federal government fund to help provinces and territories better meet mental health and addictions needs. This is according to a 2015 Nanos Research poll, commissioned by CMHA. 90 per cent! The demand for increased mental health funding has never been greater.
In addition, CMHA is fully behind Canada’s national mental health strategy (2012), which calls on all governments in Canada to: increase the proportion of health spending devoted to mental health from 7% to 9% over 10 years; and increase the proportion of social spending devoted to mental health by 2% from current levels.
GET LOUD in 2017 by telling the people we elect that funding for mental health is crucial.
Visit http://getloud.mentalhealthweek.ca/ to learn how you can make a difference!
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