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Tim Houston pledges to advocate for a Separate Department for Addictions and Mental Health

PC Leadership Candidate and Pictou East MLA Tim Houston says addictions and mental

Pictou East MLA Tim Houston

health needs a higher priority in health care.  Houston says if he becomes party leader, he would advocate for a separate ministry for addictions and mental health.

If he becomes premier, Houston says existing costs for mental health and addictions, currently standing at more than 200-million dollars would be transferred from Health to the new department.  He says additional funding would also be provided for research on solutions-based programs that will include measurements of outcomes.
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School Board gathers to talk about mental health

School board officials are gathering in Antigonish this weekend for an AGM. The Nova Scotia School Board Association is holding their annual meeting in the town, which is hosted by the Strait Regional School Board.
Hank Middleton is the President for the NSSBA. He says the keynote address is particularly important, given the topic around mental health. Middleton says mental health concerns within schools is a topic of focus this weekend:
The keynote speaker is Dr. Stan Kutcher, a renowned expert in adolescent mental health.