Tri-County area gets over $300K for addiction, mental health services

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The province has pledged over $300,000 in support for those struggling with mental health and addictions issues in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. 

The $320,000 in new funding, announced by MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes Steve Clark on Monday, will be used for community-based initiatives to support those addicted to substances, according to CEO of Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health Patricia Kyle. 

"LLGAMH’s mission includes promoting ‘recovery, independence, and well-being to individuals and families," she said in a news release. 

"With this additional funding, we can elevate our care and services for this complex health issue even more."

The region has so far seen 12 opioid-related deaths in 2020, a spike over the four recorded in all of 2019, with the COVID-19 pandemic believed to have played a major role.