Many Canadians struggle with mental health issues

In Scarborough, Ontario, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu marks World Suicide Prevention Day with an announcement on funding for organizations. / Global Korean Post

Many Canadians struggle with mental health issues

 

Sept.15, 2020

Global Korean Post

 

During these challenging times because of COVID-19, how to maintain and improve our mental health is important, particularly for certain groups of Canadians face unique challenges when it comes to mental health because of racism, discrimination, socio-economic status or social exclusion.

 

Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced an investment of $11.5 million in mental health funding for organizations across the country to promote mental health and wellbeing in our communities, and to tackle systemic challenges and barriers, including those faced by Black Canadians.

 

This funding supports community-based programs in mental health promotion, to increase health equity and address the underlying determinants of health. It also supports the development and implementation of culturally focused mental health programs for Black Canadians in communities across the country.

 

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