Mental health moves up the agenda

Andresen, Margot
July 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/18/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 2, p139
Academic Journal
The article reports on the support of Canadian organizations representing mental health consumers and health professionals to the recommendations in a report by the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, in July 2006. The report recommends the creation of a National Mental Health Commission. According to the report, 140,000 patients suffering from mental illness do not have adequate housing. It is suggested that the report placed an importance on the ability of people with mental illness to retain employment.


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