March for Mental Health is now the trademark event of a new NFP corporation, Voice for Mental Health Collective! We truly are #strongertogether, and those of us at MFMHTO/V4MHC cannot wait to see what kind of noise we can make when we raise our voices as one.
The date for the 3rd annual March for Mental Health is TBA!
In 2019, we will continue to peacefully march to raise awareness for mental illness & addiction, and call for improvements to mental health and addictions services.
While fantastic initiatives have increased awareness and helped reduce some of the stigma surrounding mental health issues, the supply for mental health services does not meet the demand. More and more people are feeling comfortable to speak out and ask for help, only to find there are not enough services available when they do.
Canada prides itself on having a universal healthcare system, yet when it comes to mental health care, a two-tier system still exists - those who can afford to pay for immediate care receive it, while those who cannot are forced to wait, often with fatal consequences.
Too many Canadians are falling through the cracks due to a lack of funding for mental health care, resulting in staggering economic and human costs. It's time for more than talk. It's time for ACTION.