- October 05, 2012 - 10:52
I agree with the comment by Responsible. Taxpayers' money is used by the millions on addictions to drugs and alcohol, which is self-inflicted by starting in the first place while you still have your common sense and wits about you, only to have the majority return to their addiction once the program or rehabilitation period is completed. However, Mental Illness is a huge bottomless black hole of hopelessness and helplessness which is a disease or illness. Many, with proper services and medication, struggle through with it each day. But it is almost impossible to get a psychiatrist the past year due to the passing of Dr. Hogan, and illness of Dr. Nurse who has been off work for numerous months now. If only a G.P. could refer us to a day program or somewhere to get help and understanding. I attended years ago and it was very helpful.
- October 04, 2012 - 20:45
How were the committee's twenty participants selected? I have been through the mental health system (not addictions) for decades, and to hell and back, and there again over and over. I didn't see any advertising or requests for volunteers or even hear of it until now. I would have liked to participate. Minister Sullivan, all the millions of dollars of our taxpayers' money is being distributed through "rose coloured glasses" and hopes and promises, not reality.
- October 04, 2012 - 17:06
Mental Health - yes fund it well but addicition services. Yea! Spend the money on idiots that self indulged in alcohol and drugs at the expense of people who got sick through no fault of their own. Want to dry them out or get the crooks off drugs then prison works well.......... Spend our precious resources on the sick that deserve it.
- October 04, 2012 - 11:20
How exactly will you do that Minister Sullivan? By eliminating more jobs and cutting funds? That sure as hell seems to be your style lately. What an absolute joke YOU and the GOVERNMENT you are a part of have become. Bring on the next election so we can bring transparency honesty and integrity back to our province. Bill 29 that you and the rest of Kathys Clowns voted for and passed killed democracy in this province. The sooner we give you and the clowns the boot the better off we will all be.