TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - On Tuesday the Federal and Provincial Health Ministers will be meeting in Toronto to discuss progress towards a new Health Accord to provide stable funding for healthcare in Canada. CAMH President and CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn believes this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make mental health a core part of those discussions.
Dr. Zahn is available to speak to the media about what has to be done to make sure Canadians dealing with mental illness get the help they need and deserve. She can explain why a new Health Accord must include, for the first time, a stand-alone investment in mental health.
Wait lists are growing. People are in pain. Lives are being lost. Dr. Zahn believes strongly that we can't let inaction fail another generation of Canadians.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. For more information, please visit camh.ca or follow @CAMHnews on Twitter.
SOURCE Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
For further information: Media Contact: To arrange an interview with Dr. Zahn, please contact Sean O'Malley at CAMH Media Relations (416) 595-6015 or [email protected]