Event: Making the Valley More Mentally Healthy, Feb 24, 6pm, Library
When 75 community members from Mount Currie, Pemberton, Whistler and Squamish met to workshop mental health priorities, the most pressing issue was a three-way tie: training RCMP and emergency room staff who work after hours on how to best handle urgent response cases, creating a designated observation unit somewhere in the Sea to Sky region and addressing the issue of transportation.
These are the new Sea to Sky Mental Health Partnership’s top 3 priorities, to improve mental health in the corridor over the next five years.
“There’s been a big change over the last five years that I’ve been involved,” said Buttkus. “People are speaking openly and being supportive of one another.”
A speaker series in partnership with the Pemberton Public Library on various mental health topics launches on Tuesday, February 24, at 6pm.