Mental health alliance supports new Canadian crisis hotline

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is pleased about the announcement that there will be a new hotline number available for Canadians in distress and that it is being implemented imminently.

CAMIMH has long advocated for mental health to be considered in parity with physical health and substance use health, and this mental health crisis hotline is a crucial step toward that.

The alliance of mental health associations appreciates that the government has made significant commitments in regard to mental health, including the establishment of the first-ever Mental Health and Addictions ministry, and looks forward to continuing advocacy to the government on achieving legislation to put mental health in parity with physical health.