The new BC government has identified mental health and addictions as a top priority. Premier John Horgan has promised immediate action on the ongoing fentanyl crisis and has appointed Judy Darcy as the new Minister of Mental Health and Addiction to carry out a co-ordinated response. Yet Minister Darcy's mandate goes beyond crisis management. She has been tasked to establish a dedicated Ministry to improve access to services and supports for mental health and addiction problems across the province.
Your MLA has an important role to play in the days ahead. He or she has been elected to represent you and your perspectives in all government proceedings. If you emphasis the importance of acting on what has been promised, he or she will reiterate the importance of taking action in the legislature.
Will you take a minute to tweet your newly elected MLA? Tell them that you stand behind the b4stage4 declaration! Simply fill out the form on this page and the system will automatically identify your MLA based on your postal code.
Together we can influence practice through policy by asking our representatives to invest smart for mental illness and addiction prevention and early intervention programs that will improve our system of care.