Advocacy Alert:

B.C.’s Mental Health Act is under siege 
Please read the Response to the Civil Claim, filed by the Attorney General of B.C. on November 10, 2016.

Contact your Member of the BC Legislative Assembly (MLA) today to tell them your opinion on this issue.

Find your MLA’s e-mail address here: https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/members

Advocacy Update:

See below to read Minister Malcolmson’s response on June 18th to the letters sent from our families that detailed the positive outcomes our family members’ ill loved ones have had thanks to the right to treatment provided by the B.C. Mental Health Act.

About Our Advocacy Work

Pathways actively advocates for timely treatment of those with serious mental illness.

We help families overcome obstacles that are thrown in their way, and advocate for families to be included as members of the treatment team, with a sharing of appropriate information between professionals and family members.

We also advocate for involuntary committal where appropriate, so that a person suffering from psychosis, with no insight into his or her own condition and hence spurning treatment, will get the help that they need and be freed from the grip of their illness.

The Pathways has been in the forefront of defending provisions in our legislation that do allow for such help.

The Society’s four pillars of advocacy include:

We also have an archive past editions of the Pathways Advocacy Bulletin.