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WATCH: Province pumps money into mental health initiatives
Ontario partners with a list of healthcare providers for $60 million investment
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The province, along with CAMH, Sick Kids, Trillium health and a private donor are pumping $60 million into mental health programs over the next six years.

This new Medical Psychiatry Alliance announcement comes on Bell Let's Talk Day.

It's for programs like making sure mental illness is properly diagnosed, treating it with physical health issues and for creating a simulation centre so not only students but people on the job know how to deal with mental illness.

There would also be a program for researching and testing new ways to deliver psychiatric care at home.

Health Minister Deb Matthews says there has been a long-time stigma in society when it comes to mental illness. She says she hates to admit it but there also has been a stigmatization in the health system as well.

She offers things have improved over the past few years.

But Matthews still wants things to change because mental health hasn't received the attention it deserves in the past.

The province is in the middle of a 10-year mental health plan.

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The province, along with CAMH, Sick Kids, Trillium health and a private donor are pumping $60 million into mental health programs over the next six years.

This new Medical Psychiatry Alliance announcement comes on Bell Let's Talk Day.

It's for programs like making sure mental illness is properly diagnosed, treating it with physical health issues and for creating a simulation centre so not only students but people on the job know how to deal with mental illness.

There would also be a program for researching and testing new ways to deliver psychiatric care at home.

Health Minister Deb Matthews says there has been a long-time stigma in society when it comes to mental illness. She says she hates to admit it but there also has been a stigmatization in the health system as well.

She offers things have improved over the past few years.

But Matthews still wants things to change because mental health hasn't received the attention it deserves in the past.

The province is in the middle of a 10-year mental health plan.

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