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Federal funding of mental health for military personnel, Veterans and their families acknowledges unmet need say psychiatrists

The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) welcomes the$200 million over five years for mental illness jointly announced by the Ministers of Veterans Affairs and National Defence last Sunday and the $5 million announced by Health Canada a day later.  “This is an important first step towards responding to gaps in mental health services experienced by Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, particularly as they and their families transition from active service to Veteran status,” said Dr. Padraic Carr, CPA President.


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