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Unacceptable Disparity Between Government Funding For Mental Health Compared With Physical Health Care

Sep 24
In a newly released policy paper Mental Health in the Balance: Ending the Health Care Disparity in Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) requested Ottawa to bring mental health care spending into balance with physical health care.
CMHA states that worldwide, mental illness accounts for about 23 per cent of the total disease burden, yet Canada dedicates only 7.2 per cent of its health-care budget to mental health. And, the need for mental health services and supports is growing.

Full Article Link: https://cmha.ca/news/ending-health-care-disparity-canada

Dr. Sam Ozersky, MD

Sam is Mensante's founder and CEO. He speaks and writes extensively about the critical relationship between mental health and the workplace.