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Out of the Shadows at Last: Transforming Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addiction Services in Canada

May 3, 2006

Over the past year, the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology has received more than two thousand submissions from all across Canada on the subject of mental health, mental illness and addiction. Hundreds of Canadians shared heartbreaking stories that revealed to the Committee the true state of Canada’s mental health, mental illness and addiction “system.” The members of the Committee have come to recognize the reality that profound change is essential if persons living with mental illness are to receive the help they need and to which they are entitled. We trust that readers of this report will reach the same conclusion.

This document was published by The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. View the full report here.

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