7.0 CONCLUSION

MENTAL HEALTH PROFILE 2018

This report has highlighted the individual and community level impact of mental health and mental illness. As we said at the beginning of this report, a key strength of Lambton County is that our population is generally mentally healthy, with a high degree of resilience. The general public is largely aware of mental health and mental illness, and many sectors from health care to education and justice have programs and activities in place to support mental health. But we can do better. We must do better. We must agree to take action to fill gaps in mental health support, to evaluate the impact of the actions we do take, and to share those evaluations so we can learn from each other. This profile is a starting point for policy makers, organizational decision makers and community advocates to act in support of mental health for our community. Every person and every organization in our community has a role to play in protecting and promoting mental health in Lambton County – use this report as a starting point and we look forward to connecting with and supporting you on your journey.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS