Over the past year, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) across BC has been fighting for increased mental health supports in our province. We are committed to creating a mentally healthy British Columbia, and we rely on supporters like you to help us get there.
Together, we will.
In many ways it has been a fruitful year for mental health. The BC provincial government signed the federal health accord that identified mental health and addiction care as a priority in the health funding agreement. In addition, the 2017 BC provincial budget made significant investments in child and youth mental health. Earlier this month, we celebrated CMHA’s own Mental Health Week, a week-long celebration of mental health.
Still, we have friends and family members not able to access the treatment they need to recover from mental illness. You may have heard during Mental Health Week that people are #sickofwaiting. Suicide continues to kill 500 British Columbians annually. And emergency rooms continue to be the only resort for far too many British Columbians who are suffering.
As we move into a new phase for our province, please help us continue the momentum toward early intervention so that people who are struggling with mental health issues get the support and treatment they need before a crisis happens—b4stage4. More than ever, we need your support to continue to push our leaders to make mental health a priority for BC.
Can you donate today? Your support will keep mental health top of mind in BC.
There’s no health without mental health.