There is an opportunity in front of us to improve mental health and addiction care in British Columbia. We currently pay for a system of care in the most expensive ways possible. People wait too long for care and too many people get their care from emergency departments and police. We can offer proven choices and support to help people recover and keep people connected in communities.
We believe action in these five areas will lead to better mental health in our province
- Focus on prevention and early intervention
- Build an accessible addictions healthcare system
- Strengthen recovery closer to home
- Improve crisis care
- Lead change in mental health and addiction
The CMHA BC declaration outlines these principles for change – but we need your support to put these principles into action and make better mental health a reality. Join us in calling for sweeping change that will value mental health and addiction care as equal to physical health care.