Lise Vaugeois MPP, Thunder Bay–Superior North

Government of Ontario

MPP Vaugeois Statement on Mental Health Week

May 2, 2023
MPP Vaugeois has released the following statement in recognition of Mental Health Week:
"This week is Mental Health Week, and it's important to recognize that mental health is just as important as physical health. Unfortunately, there are still many barriers to accessing mental health coverage in Ontario, and the Ford Conservatives continue to underinvest in the services people need.
As your MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North, I commit to supporting universal mental health care and other priorities that are listed below, to ensure that every patient receives the care they need:
• Immediately boost investment in community-based mental health support
• Expand students’ access to mental health resources in our public schools
• Support MPP Andrew & MPP Gelinas’ private member’s bill to make psychotherapy tax-free
• Create more units of supportive housing with wrap-around services, including mental health care
• Reduce the waitlist for children’s mental health to 30 days
Join me in advocating for mental health care in Ontario. We must work together to remove the stigma around mental health and ensure that everyone has access to the care they need."
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