People who use the system say patients often fall through cracks and only get help when it’s too late Colin Butler
Posted: Jun 01, 2018
According to Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ontario’s mental health care system is chronically underfunded to the tune of a $1.5 billion, leaving many people with few options.
After decades of navigating Ontario’s serpentine, sometimes baffling and often difficult to use mental health system, it was the courts that delivered the most help.
“At 22, it was the first time she’s actually got the help that she needed,” said Chris Moss of her daughter Kyla, who, in 2017 was charged with assault in London, Ont. after she told a cabbie she thought she would be sick in the back of his car.