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Strategic Directions for Nova Scotia’s Mental Health System

Government of Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Country Resources Mental Health Strategies and Plans Nova Scotia 28 February 2003 Policy document mental health promotion, mental health system, prevention

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The mental health of the population is dependent upon many determinants. One of these determinants is the formal mental health system, a complex combination of services and agencies which are interlinked and dependent upon one another.

It is becoming more community-based and integrated across the lifespan and across service locations. More emphasis is being placed on promotion, prevention and advocacy. These represent planned change which mental health stakeholders support.

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