Recognizing Bell Let’s Talk Day in Mississauga-LakeshorePublished on January 29, 2020
Ontario Supporting Mental Health Initiatives in Mississauga-Lakeshore
MISSISSAUGA – Every year, more than a million Ontarians experience a mental health or addictions challenge, which can have a serious impact on their quality of life, including the ability to go to school, or make a living.
Today on Bell Let’s Talk Day, Canadians across the country are joining in on the conversation about mental health. Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, is encouraging Ontarians to come together to take action on mental health, and help create positive change.
“Mental health affects all of us,” said Cuzzetto. “Everyone in our communities can get involved in the important conversations that are taking place on Bell Let’s Talk Day, and take action to help those who may be struggling.”
Whether by phone, email or text, there is no better time than today for those in Mississauga, and across Ontario, to reach out to one another, talk about mental health and how each member of this community can work together to help those who are struggling.
Ontario is committed to creating a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions system that works for all Ontarians. That is why the province invested an additional $174 million to expand community-based mental health and addictions services this past year, including $3 million for Project Now, which aims to eliminate child and youth suicides in Mississauga within the next decade, by 2029.
“I encourage everyone to take part in Bell Let’s Talk Day and help to create positive change,” said Cuzzetto. “And I urge you to continue these important conversations not just today, but throughout the year so that together we can make a difference in our communities.”
- Ontario is committed to investing $3.8 billion over the next 10 years to develop and implement a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions system.
- Ontario Adding More Mental Health and Addiction Services in Communities Across the Province
- For public inquiries call ServiceOntario, INFOline at 1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free in Ontario only)
Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP