The Alberta government says it’s taking steps to help improve access to mental health and addiction services.
On Monday, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Jason Luan announced a 23-member panel that will investigate how to improve access to treatment and recovery services.
— Saif Kaisar (@StaySaif) November 4, 2019
“We will strengthen the recovery continuum and give hope to Albertans who are struggling with mental illness and addiction. Recovery will take a front seat in our journey to a healthy and prosperous Alberta,” said co-chair Pat Nixon.
“We have the opportunity to partner, align and create pathways and services that support individuals and families as they pursue recovery,” adds McNeil.
The panel is part of the UCP government’s platform to commit $140 million over four years to improve the mental health and addiction system.
This morning I announced that we are appointing a Mental Health and Addiction Advisory Council to make recommendations on how we can improve the mental health and addiction system in Alberta.
— Jason Luan (@jasonluan88) November 4, 2019