A vision for public mental health care - Panel discussion November 25

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On November 25th, we're excited to host our second panel in a series on mental health care. We are bringing together leaders in mental health for an important conversation about what public mental health care could look like on a systemic level and on the ground. Will you join this virtual event?

WHAT: Panel discussion - A vision for public mental health care
WHEN: November 25, 12:00-1:30pm
WHERE: Online using Zoom webinar

Click here to register for this important event

Many have commented on the failures of our public health care system at caring for the mind, pointing out that our public coverage stops above the neck. In reality, public funding does exist for mental health care; however, it is disproportionately directed at downstream interventions, kicking in at crisis levels that are too often coercive.

But increasingly, pools... of public funding also exist for community based mental health programs that offer low-barrier or free mental health programming. Public funding has enabled community organizations to pave the way for mental health care that is upstream, responsive to local needs, accessible in community rather than medical institutions, and breaks out of colonial approaches to mental health care.

Mental health is more than an individual level problem, so solutions cannot be limited to the individual level of care. Systemic issues like poverty, racism, colonialism (among many others) are involved. Community organizations across our province are leading solutions that account for the social determinants of health and rebuild community ties. Can we take their lead and learn from them?

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this timely event. Click here to RSVP now.


Audrey Guay, Organizer
BC Health Coalition

p.s. If you missed the first panel in this series on worker's mental health, you can watch the event recording HERE.

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