Cape Breton group launches petition for mental health/addictions facility

June 28, 2017 at 12:36 pm

“A Town That Cares” calls for the McNeil government to address mental illness & drug addiction in Cape Breton.

A Cape Breton community group that’s advocating for a mental health and addictions treatment facility for Cape Breton has launched an online petition to gather support. A Town That Cares is calling on the McNeil government to address the issues of mental illness and drug addiction by investing more money into treatment resources for the region.

Statistics around the mental health services that are currently available in Cape Breton show resources are lacking:

The services listed above typically require a referral from a family doctor, but the family doctor shortage in Cape Breton means less people have access to not only primary care, but also mental health and addictions services.

A Town That Cares wants Premier Stephen McNeil, Health Minister Randy Delorey and the NSHA to understand Cape Breton residents need their immediate attention to the issues of mental health and addiction services that are lacking in the region.

Show your support and sign the petition today: