Ontario Recognizing Bell Let’s Talk Day, Supporting Mental Health Initiatives in TorontoPublished on January 28, 2020
Etobicoke – Approximately 30 per cent of Ontarians will experience a mental health and addictions issue at some point in their lives. Every year, two million Ontarians go to their family doctor for a mental health or addictions challenge.
Today on Bell Let’s Talk Day, Canadians across the country are joining in on the conversation about mental health. MPP Christine Hogarth for Etobicoke-Lakeshore is encouraging Ontarians to come together to take action on mental health and help create positive change.
“Mental health affects all of us,” said MPP Hogarth. “Everyone in our communities can get involved in the important conversations that are taking place on Bell Let’s Talk Day and take action to help those who may be struggling.”
Whether by phone, email or text, there is no better time than today for those in Etobicoke-Lakeshore to reach out to one another, talk about mental health and how each member of this community can work together to help those who are struggling.
Ontario is committed to creating a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions system that works for all Ontarians. That is why the province invested an additional $174 million to expand community-based mental health and addictions services this past year, including supporting people and families.
“I encourage everyone to take part in Bell Let’s Talk Day and help to create positive change,” said Christine Hogarth. “And I urge you to continue these important conversations not just today, but throughout the year so that together we can make a difference in our communities.”
Ontario is investing $3.8 billion over 10 years to create new mental health and addictions services and expand existing programs.
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