The Province is renewing its commitment to Westminster House Society, which for nearly four decades has supported women and girls throughout the province living with addictions challenges on their pathway to healing and hope.
The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths and fentanyl-detected drug deaths to Oct. 31, 2020, with 162 illicit drug toxicity deaths reported in October.
To help stop overdoses and save lives, Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, has issued a public health order to increase the number of health professionals authorized to help people at risk for overdose access safer alternatives to the toxic street drug supply, as B.C. works to update prescribing guidance.
Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, has issued the following statement on Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s report, In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care:
People living with severe mental health challenges in British Columbia will have increased access to 24/7 community-based supports and services through six new Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams throughout province.
The mental health and well-being of B.C. students and staff are at the heart of a new Mental Health in Schools (MHiS) Strategy aimed at finding new and improved ways to support students who need help.
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