Editorial: The Case for a Federal Mental Health Transition Fund

January 2017 – In the editorial appearing in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry/ La Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie (Vol. 62(1), pages 4-7), the authors argue for the allocation, by the Federal Government as part of its healthcare transfer payments to the provinces, of a transition fund for mental health services in the community such as psychotherapy, assertive community treatment teams or intensive case management teams. Increased access to these services, which are proven to be cost-effective, evidenced-based interventions, should be part of an integrated approach to the provision of quality, patient outcomes-based services in mental health.  Read more