Mental Illness Awareness Week

Published on October 07, 2020

OCTOBER 5-10 MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK

There is nothing more important to this government than protecting the health and wellbeing of every Ontarian, and that includes mental health.

During Mental Illness Awareness Week, and we are encouraging Ontarians to learn more about what can be done to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and the different resources and supports that are available in our communities.

 Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have seen thousands of Ontarians reach out for help, and it has been our mission to ensure that Ontarians of all ages who need the extra help, are able to access the supports they need - when and where they need them.

 Right before the COVID-19 outbreak in Ontario, we unveiled our plan to address the long-standing gaps and issues within the system through the release of Roadmap to Wellness: A Plan to Build Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions System.

 Our government is committed to ensuring the Roadmap is a success, and that’s why we are investing $3.8 billion over 10 years to create new services and expand programs.

 We look forward to working with our partners within the sector to identify new opportunities for funding, so we can ensure all Ontarians have access to the highest quality mental health and addictions services and support, when and where they need them.

 This week, all Ontarians can make a difference in their own way and help those in our community who are facing mental health challenges. We can reach out to people who may be struggling with a mental health challenge, let them know they are not alone, and that support is available.

 By working together, we can help break the stigma around mental illness, and provide better care for people facing mental health challenges in our communities.

Thank You - Miigwetch