February 22, 2021 – CBC PEI: Premier Dennis King says the province has to make it easier for Islanders to navigate and access the appropriate mental health and addictions services on PEI. King gave his state of the province address to the rotary clubs on PEI Monday night.
He said beginning this year, the province will introduce a single point of access for mental health and addictions services on PEI.
“It will be a 24-hour line, seven days a week, where a real human being answers the phone and helps to navigate the process of getting the appropriate treatment,” he said.
The province also plans to establish a PEI Centre for Mental Wellbeing, a dedicated organization, funded by but independent of government, that will work with community organizations like the Canadian Mental Health Association, PEERS Alliance, the Boys and Girls Club, and others to create a co-ordinated network of services that are available for Islanders when they need them.
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View the video of Premier King’s full speech below: