How about the rest of the mental health system?

Health Minister Deb Matthews recently promised in the legislature that the 10-year plan for mental health will be “released very soon.”

Answering a softball question from fellow Liberal MPP Maria Von Bommel, Matthews told the legislature “we will address issues such as stigma, better system navigation and taking a better patient-centered approached to the delivery of care and services.”

For adults in the system, there may be a considerable wait before they see significant service improvements.

“While the first three years will focus on children and youth, our strategy will address the entire system,” Matthews told the legislature.

It took two-and-a-half years to get to the 10-year plan. Matthews’ statement suggests that improvements to the service adults receive may have to wait another three years before the strategy kicks in.

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