Ontario to spend $72.6M over 3 years on psychotherapy.

Written by Meeshika Sharma

Published on : October 2, 2017 10:16




Eric Hoskins, Ontario Health Minister  announced today that the province will provide an additional $72.6 million over the next three years for psychotherapy programs with hope to help more than 100,000 people suffering from mental health conditions.

Speaking at the start of Mental Illness Awareness Week(Oct. 1-Oct.7)  at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Hoskins said the money is part of the province’s $140-million investment in mental health services over three years.

In a news release, Hoskins said “Structured psychotherapy is an evidence-based, life-saving treatment for illnesses such as anxiety and depression.Public funding for this intervention is a major milestone toward ensuring that people with mental illness receive just and equitable access to the health care they deserve.”

 



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