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$564,000 In Funding Announced For Local Mental Health & Opioid Addiction

Posted: 2019-05-10 15:40:55 By: hbr

Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka today announced an additional investment of $564,000 this year to support people living with mental health and addictions challenges.

Miller says this is part of the additional $174 million in funding to address the critical gaps in Ontario’s system and to support patients and families living with mental health and addictions challenges.

Miller says too many Ontarians wait too long for the mental health and addictions services they need. This fragmented approach to care is failing Ontario’s families and is simply not good enough.  

“Our government is keeping our promise to make mental health and addictions a priority,” he said. “This additional funding will go directly towards services for patients and families to help reduce wait times, enhance opioid addictions services and fund housing for those living with mental health issues.” 

The $564,000 being invested in Parry Sound-Muskoka includes $320,000 for opioids addiction treatment and services, $100,000 for early psychosis intervention, and $52,000 for programs for priority populations including First Nations.