Every year, 2.5 million Ontarians experience a mental health or addictions challenge. Ontario is joining Addictions and Mental Health Ontario to mark the province's thirteenth annual Recovery Month. This September, the government is building awareness, challenging stigma and recognizing the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families and communities dealing with addictions.
Today the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, the Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and MPP for Nipissing, and the MPP for Mississauga Centre, were at the North Bay Recovery Home to talk about the importance of supporting those facing addictions challenges.
This year, Ontario made an additional investment of more than $1.3 million to support people, families and caregivers in the North Bay and Nipissing area living with mental health and addictions challenges. This will help enhance opioids and addictions treatment, crisis services and supportive housing in the region.