May 9, 2014 - Equity issues have a significant and often negative impact on the people, communities and health care system of Ontario. Consider that:
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers.
- People with mental health issues face discrimination in employment, housing and many other essential and health-promoting areas of life.
- Northern Ontarians face the highest rates of depression, hospitalization and medication use, but have access to less comprehensive, available and accessible mental health services and supports.
CMHA Ontario is pleased to launch Advancing Equity in Mental Health in Ontario: Understanding Key Concepts. This discussion paper seeks to increase understanding and dialogue within Ontario's health system by creating a common language for talking about equity issues in mental health.
Download the report: http://ontario.cmha.ca/files/2014/05/Advancing-Equity-In-Mental-Health-F...