Mental Health & Government

“Regardless of who you are or what you do for a living or where you come from, it doesn’t discriminate, we all kind of go through it.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Usually when I hear about government and mental health I automatically think, “here come more cuts to the mental health services”.

Good News

Well, for this post this is about good news for those who suffer with mental health issues here in Saskatchewan. Now, if you have similar things happening where you live, I would love to hear it.

The Sask Party has now established a help line aimed at helping people who are struggling with their mental health. This helpline is similar to 9-1-1. Now all you have to remember is the number, 2-1-1 and there will be someone on the other side of the call to assist you. It is totally safe and there is nothing to worry about, everything is totally confidential.

One more piece of good news here in my home province. Sask Party has created a portfolio and is dedicated wholly to Mental Health. The Sask Party MLA is, Everett Hindley.

So for this guy, I say, “Hats off to the Sask Party”!

p.s. : this is not an endorsement of the political party. Just some praise for something done right.

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  1. ashleyleia

    Not long ago the US approved legislation to make 988 a nation-wide suicide hotline number, and it’s supposed to be in place within a couple of years. There’s been some talk of Canada doing the same thing, and it’s good to know that Saskatchewan is ahead of the game.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you Ashley for adding some more important facts!

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  2. Chel Owens

    I’m all for these measures. The middle school I work at has a big sign on the wall about a hotline teens can call or text for immediate mental health help.

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  3. Angie

    211 has been around for some time now but I think it needs to be advertised better for sure!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Angie, you are so correct. I only learned about this week and that was because the news was doing a segment on mental health.

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      1. Angie

        I’m glad you heard and wrote about it 🙂

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      2. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        Thank you Angie!

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