The last year has made clear the mental health crisis we face. It’s time to make it clear that mental health IS health, and to treat it properly.
Treating Mental Health as Health – the Canada Mental Health Action Plan
Mental health and addiction were serious problems long before COVID hit. After a year of lockdowns made them worse, these are crises that our government needs to address. Canadians are suffering and dying. It’s time for real action – and a new approach.
Canada’s Conservatives will introduce the Canada Mental Health Action Plan that will:
Propose to the provinces that they partner with us by dedicating a significant portion of the stable, predictable health funding to mental health to ensure that an additional million Canadians can receive mental health treatment every year;
Encourage employers to add mental health coverage to their employee benefit plans by offering a tax credit for 25% of the cost of additional mental health coverage for the first three years;
Create a pilot program to provide $150 million over three years in grants to non-profits and charities delivering mental health and wellness programming; and
Create a nationwide three-digit suicide prevention hotline.
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