Mental health is a huge problem and supporting those who have it is a tricky process. Many of us seen people living on the streets some looking for handouts others wandering aimlessly while talking to themselves. Many of this same people are you addicted substances such as alcohol and illegal drugs. These same people are desperately self medicate from the illness that they suffer. Some of these illnesses were brought on because of trauma some are brought on because of birth defects but whatever the reason it’s makes this a group of people desperately need our help. Judy DarcyThe minister for mental health and addiction announced a new program called Foundry.
The new Foundry centres will be in Surrey, Langley, Burns Lake, Comox Valley, Cranbrook, Squamish, Port Hardy and Williams Lake.
The new locations, as with all Foundry centres, will offer increased access to integrated health and wellness services for young people aged 12 to 24 in both rural and urban communities. Each centre will offer primary care, youth and family peer supports, walk-in counselling, mental health and substance use services, and social services all under one roof, making it easier for youth to get help when they need it.
The eight new Foundry centres will be opened and operated by the following local, community-based lead agencies:
* Surrey: Pacific Community Resources Society
* Langley: Encompass Support Services Society
* Burns Lake: Carrier Sekani Family Services
* Comox Valley: John Howard Society of North Island
* Cranbrook: Ktunaxa-Kinbasket Child and Family Service Society
* Squamish: Sea to Sky Community Services Society
* Port Hardy: North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre Society
* Williams Lake: Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre Association
Will Foundry address the needs of those who have mental illness and mental disabilities. Will there be enough locationsOpenTo those who need to help across the province of British Columbia to make this program more than just a Band-Aid. During the press conference, someone did ask about why was NanaimoLeft outWill they includeMore remote areas so that people can get the help they truly need.
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