CASW Recommends Mental Health Parity

"To fully introduce the concept of parity as it pertains to these recommendations, mental health parity or parity of esteem means “valuing mental health as much as physical health in order to close inequalities in mortality, morbidity or delivery of care” (Mitchell, Hardy & Shiers, 2017). Although Canada has dedicated funding to address disparities in mental health care, we are behind in terms of recognizing the importance of parity through legislation." 

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