Federal Budget 2019 invests in mental health, suicide prevention
Mental Health Commission of Canada March 20, 2019
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) welcomes the inclusion of important mental health priorities in Budget 2019.
In particular, the MHCC recognizes the tremendous value of investing in the creation of a pan-Canadian suicide prevention service. With funding totaling $25 million over five years, the development of a crisis support service will afford people across the country access to trained responders, in the official language of their choice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. By standardizing services that are currently offered unevenly across the country, more lives will be saved as interventions via phone, text or chat allow people to choose their preferred method of communication.