The BC Humanist Association today submitted its recommendations for a draft mental health and addictions strategy in British Columbia.
The provincial government has been collecting feedback for a strategy following the creation of the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions last year.
In its response, the BCHA calls for secular and evidence-based choices in addictions treatment and for greater regulation of treatment facilities to protect patients' freedom of and freedom from religion. Attached to the submission were the names of over 500 people who supported the BCHA's calls.
The consultation is open until Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 4pm. Individuals can submit their own feedback online.