The funds will expand programs and increase access to treatment for young people living with mental illness.
“This investment will improve access to vital services for students and families across the province and support early intervention and lifelong mental wellness,” said Jennifer Whiteside, minister of education.
There were seven illicit drug toxicity deaths in the central Vancouver Island region in February and 12 so far this year.
The coroner’s report did not include monthly totals for Oceanside, but noted 16 illicit drug toxicity deaths in 2020.

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