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e-3268 (Health)

E-petition
Initiated by Sarah Warry from Hamilton, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Untreated mental health can lead to addiction, suicide, incarceration, job loss, domestic violence and more;
  • People struggling with their mental health have a lowered quality of life which effects their schooling, employment, family and social life, and overall health;
  • Mental health should be viewed no different than physical health and various treatments be publicly funded and accessible;
  • Talk therapy and other treatment programming is proven to be successful in improving mental health both short and long term;
  • Suicide and addiction are growing due to the lack of available and affordable therapy and treatments;
  • These treatments should be covered by provincial health plans as a means to improve the overall health of Canadians;
  • Short and long term inpatient programs need to be available to those with moderate to severe complications from mental health at low to no cost; and
  • No Canadian should feel suicide is an option because the lack of available and affordable care.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to work with the provinces and territories to recognize mental health in Canada is a growing pandemic and no person or family should struggle due to not being financially able to obtain help.
Open for signature
April 13, 2021, at 3:07 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 11, 2021, at 3:07 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Matthew Green
Hamilton Centre
New Democratic Party Caucus
Ontario
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