• Petitioned The Mental Health Strategy for Canada - Stratégie en matière de santé mentale

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The Mental Health Strategy for Canada - Stratégie en matière de santé mentale

The Mental Health Strategy for Canada

    1. Petition by

      Mental Health Commission of Canada

How will you use the Mental Health Strategy for Canada? Lend your voice to make a change for all Canadians.

Changing Directions, Changing Lives draws on unprecedented input from thousands of Canadians and puts forward the best possible balance of different perspectives and will enable everyone to contribute to the improvement of mental health outcomes. It sets out recommendations for change that promise to improve quality of life for Canadians in every province and territory, grouping them into six key strategic directions:

1. Promote mental health across the lifespan in homes, schools and workplaces, and prevent mental illness and suicide wherever possible;

2. Foster recovery and well-being for people of all ages living with mental health problems and illnesses, and uphold their rights;

3. Provide access to the right combination of services, treatments and supports, when and where people need them;

4. Reduce disparities in risk factors and access to mental health services, and strengthen the response to the needs of diverse communities and Northerners;

5. Work with First Nations, Inuit and Métis to address their mental health needs, acknowledging their distinct circumstances, rights and cultures; and,

6. Mobilize leadership, improve knowledge and foster collaboration at all levels.

We welcome hearing your reasons for supporting the Mental Health Strategy for Canada.
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Thank you!

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Quelle utilisation ferez-vous de la Stratégie en matière de santé mentale pour le Canada? Faites entendre votre voix pour contribuer au changement qui profitera à tous les Canadiens.

La stratégie Changer les orientations, changer des vies tient compte des interventions de milliers de Canadiens issues de consultations sans précédent et elle reflète des points de vue diversifiés. Elle permettra à tous de participer à l’amélioration de la santé mentale de la population. Elle comprend des recommandations pour instaurer un changement garant de l’amélioration de la qualité de vie des Canadiens partout au pays; ces recommandations sont regroupées en six orientations stratégiques :

1. Promouvoir la santé mentale tout au long de la vie à la maison, en milieu scolaire et au travail, et prévenir le plus possible les maladies mentales et le suicide.

2. Promouvoir le rétablissement et le bien-être et défendre les droits des personnes de tout âge ayant des troubles mentaux ou une maladie mentale.

3. Donner accès à la bonne combinaison de services, de traitements et de formes de soutien en temps opportun, là où les personnes en ont besoin.

4. Réduire les inégalités en ce qui a trait aux facteurs de risque et à l’accès aux services en santé mentale et mieux répondre aux besoins des diverses communautés ainsi qu’à ceux des communautés du Nord.

5. Travailler avec les Premières nations, les Inuits et les Métis pour répondre aux besoins distincts de ces populations en matière de santé mentale en reconnaissant le caractère unique de leur situation, leurs droits et leur culture.

6. Mobiliser le leadership, améliorer les connaissances et favoriser la collaboration à tous les niveaux.

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    • Heather Spencer WEYBURN, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      A key element to my own recovery from mental illness and my mental health maintenance is to publically speak about my experience, advocate, take action, and openly support others. Sign this petition is one small action to affect great social change.

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    • Heather Spencer WEYBURN, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I know that small actions can affect great positive change in how our society accepts mental illness.

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    • Evan Barker WINNIPEG, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a Nursing student in my 4th year. I already can see how badly we need a new approach to Mental Health here in Canada. So much of our health care costs are due to untreated mental illness. When someone is depressed they are less likely to exercise, eat healthy and their stress levels are high. All these factors influence the development of cardiovascular disease! We need this strategy to catch fire across our entire country at every level of Government and society! - Evan UMSNIV

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    • Evan Barker WINNIPEG, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a Nursing student in my 4th year. I already can see how badly we need a new approach to Mental Health here in Canada. So much of our health care costs are due to untreated mental illness. When someone is depressed they are less likely to exercise, eat healthy and their stress levels are high. All these factors influence the development of cardiovascular disease! We need this strategy to catch fire across our entire country at every level of Government and society. - Evan UMSNIV

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    • Barbara Gavin LAVAL, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      To raise awareness and support Family & Friends and Co workers to make it a better mental environment for all Canadians

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