100 protests later, N.L. advocate says more needs to be done for long-term mental health care – CBC

‘People are not getting what they need,’ says Kristi Allan

Nov 01, 2022

Marking her 100th protest demanding the Newfoundland and Labrador government provide more accessible long-term mental health-care, Kristi Allan of Petty Harbour says it’s a bittersweet milestone.

Since the fall of 2020, when she stood outside the Waterford Hospital in St. John’s holding a poster that read “Long-Term Mental Health Care Needs to Be More Accessible,” Allan has been highlighting gaps in the provincial mental health-care system through a weekly protest.

“People always say, ‘Well, what would make you stop?’ Well, it completely depends, you know? And right now I know it’s not close to what it should be,” said Allan on Monday, standing outside Confederation Building.

“People are not getting what they need. I really believe that most aren’t.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mental-health-advocate-100th-demonstration-1.6635655

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