- September, 24 2018
- Dr. Sam Ozersky, MD
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