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Mental health issues affect us all, not only on an individual but also on a social level. Access to employment, housing, and mental health services as well as removing barriers such as mental illness stigma and discrimination are all important public issues that touch the lives of people living with mental health and substance use problems. Below you can find more information on a range of public issues and read about the projects CMHA BC has been involved with.
The fact sheets below were researched and written by CMHA BC on behalf of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information
Vote Mental Health 4 All | One Action
Vote Mental Health 4 All | One Action is a campaign to create public awareness about the issues facing British Columbians with mental illness and addictions and to support a movement for change this provincial election on May 14, 2013.
The framework for support
The Framework is CMHA's central guiding philosophy. It holds that the person experiencing mental illness is at the centre of any supportive mental health system.
Income and disability benefits
Applying for disability benefits fact sheets
The Help Sheets below were prepared by BC Coalition of Persons with Disabilities' (BCCPD) Advocacy Access program. These links direct to the BCCPD website.
Mental health and the criminal justice system
These resources and fact sheets were developed through our projects on Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System.
Mental health and Police fact sheets (PDF)—2005
Family and youth involvement
These resources were developed through our Strengething Family and Youth Voices Project.
Workplace disability insurance
This report and documentary were devloped as part of our Workplace Disability Insurance Project