We need individuals from all communities to stand up and act as champions for mental health by starting conversations with their networks about b4stage4 to ensure our message is heard loud and clear – let’s change the way we think about mental health and addiction!
The time to improve our system of care for mental health and addiction is now. More British Columbians are becoming ill and do not have access to the supports they need. All British Columbians have the right to good mental health.
Achieving equality for mental health and addiction care will require investment in education, prevention, and early intervention. It will require coordinated care that is accessible in our communities and from our primary care settings.
We’re urging BC to reconsider the way we think about mental illness and addictions through our five pillared declaration.
The goal is to engage 1% of British Columbians, who will spread the message in their communities, urge their local governments to stand behind the declaration, and call for the implementation of policies that will make the b4stage4 vision a reality across the province.