Addictions and Mental Health
People with mental health issues and addictions are among the most vulnerable people in our society. Approximately 20 percent of Ontarians experience a mental health or addiction problem at one time or another. They must battle not only the illness but the stigma that surrounds it.
Ontario has developed a long-term comprehensive addictions and mental health strategy called Open Minds, Healthy Minds, which LHINs will be helping to implement. The plan has four main priorities:
- Improve mental health and well-being for all Ontarians;
- Create healthy, resilient, inclusive communities;
- Identify and intervene in mental health and addictions problems early;
- Provide timely, high quality, integrated, person-directed health and other human services.
The Client Design
To review the Addictions and Mental Health Redesign Timelines, click the phase webpage below: