A Culture of Health

Funding for Mental Health

Mental health services are chronically underfunded - many people with mental health care needs are NOT able to access services unless they can afford to pay high fees in the private sector. Early recognition, access to treatment, and supports for people before their concerns become crises (or mental health concerns escalate) are necessary to support a healthy Ontario.

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Access to Chronic Pain Management including Life Saving and Quality of Life Giving neurosurgeries for rare diseases

Whether a person lives with Chronic Pain from a hereditary condition like EhlersDanlos Syndrome and either of its comorbid conditions where life saving treatments and quality of life giving surgeries may be required, or if they live with acquired Chronic Pain, as a disease in its own right, there are gaps in access to care that go well beyond surgical treatments. The federal government is not recognizing chronic pain ...more »

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Strong Minds for the Future

In Ontario, we have one of the most comprehensive health care systems in the world. In the mental health area, there have been many strides made - specifically as it relates to Children & Youth. We recognize that there are significant gaps in access to mental health support services province-wide. While there has been a successful three-year strategy for children and youth, more needs to be done. Our vision is for ...more »

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Create a Minister of State/Minister Responsible for Addictions and Mental Health

A separate minister would better be able to focus on these pivotal issues and help finish implementation of the Health Ministry's Open Minds, Healthy Minds long term strategy.

A link to the ministry strategy: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/ministry/publications/reports/mental_health2011/mentalhealth.aspx

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Emergency Services for Borderline Personality Disorder

Save lives with emergency crisis services for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). BPD, more common than schizophrenia and bipolar, affects up to 6% of the population, with 10% of affected people committing suicide, yet there is very limited, if any, assistance in emergency departments when in crisis.

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Inclusive and Just Society

Make Harassment Resolution Process Effective

Amend Ontario Labour Code like what Federal legislature is doing through Bill C-65. Adding "a statement to the effect that the employer will take such disciplinary measures as the employer deems appropriate against any person under the employer’s direction who subjects any employee to sexual harassment" (copied from Bill C-65). Current harassment resolution deals with complainants while the harassers are not in the ...more »

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Inclusive Growth

Eradicate Workplace (Sexual) Harassment that Costs Billions to Economy*

Workplace (sexual) harassment costs billions* to economy through: 1) Burdening businesses with 'absenteeism, lower productivity, increased health-care costs, ... employee turnover'* and legal costs. 2) Reducing tax revenue due to higher (from 1. above) tax-deductible business costs. 3) Draining tax resource for health care to traumatized harassment/sexual assault victims and secondary-traumatized family including children. ...more »

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