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Mental Health Roundtable Continues Conversation; MP Strahl

CHILLIWACK-HOPE – On September 14, Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope hosted a round table with local mental health service providers to talk about the stigma that still exists around mental health, and discuss the importance of meeting mental health needs in our community.

“Since I was first elected, I have been committed to eliminating the stigma around mental health and increasing mental health awareness,” stated MP Strahl. “It’s crucial to keep the conversation on mental health issues going, and that was the objective of this discussion.” 

The roundtable conversation featured community leaders from a variety of fields. MP Strahl would like to thank the following organizations for their participation:

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Chilliwack Healthier Community
BC Ministry of Children and Family Development
Fraser Health
City of Chilliwack
Chilliwack & District Seniors Resources Society
Pacific Community Resources Society
Ann Davis Transition Society
“As a community, we must continue to talk openly about these issues and educate ourselves on the factors that contribute to them,” concluded MP Strahl. “Together, we can fight the stigma surrounding mental illness and improve mental health in Chilliwack-Hope.”

MP Strahl will be presenting the roundtable findings to the Federal Minister of Health and the Mental Health Commission of Canada.