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Omineca Lakes Mental Health & Addictions Advisory Committee

I’ve been very busy lately as secretary for an advisory committee on “Mental Health and Addictions” recently set up in our Omineca-Lakes health district by Northern Health in Prince George. Members from five communities meet via video-conference- There are dollars in the bank to use for consumer education and/or employment creation ventures; we connect with RCMP; health service providers, etc- even our local MLA .(The query for him was more low-income housing – he promised to push for that) Very interesting and caring people on the committee. Hopefully, will make a difference in the lives of some of those who aren’t experiencing the quality of life that the rest of us do. Lots of problems with alchohol/drugs up here in the north- many addictions appear to stem from an underlying mental health disorder.

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