Pandemic transformed mental health care, but the right policies are needed to ensure safety and effectiveness
Mental health-care delivery has changed, possibly forever. Post-pandemic, with appropriate federal government interventions, our digital moment should mean that more Canadians can access safe and effective mental health care when they need it.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu, pictured testifying remotely before the Special House Committee on Canada-China Relations. Developing standards for and mandating labelling of mental health and wellness apps is regulatory work that can begin now, under the leadership of Health Canada, write Sen. Stan Kutcher and David Gratzer. Screen capture photograph courtesy of ParlVu