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CHARLIE ANGUS' LETTER TO SUPPORTERS - JULY 13, 2018

Friends,

I am reaching out to ask for your help to save a program that has literally been a lifeline for thousands of Canadians.

A mere seven months ago, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) launched a national call, text and chat service to help people suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts. The program has been an enormous success offering support to people across this vast country. And yet, because of a lack of federal government funding, it is facing shutdown.

We can't sit back and let this happen. As many of you know, earlier this year, I launched the campaign Not One More. My private member’s motion, M-174, calls for a national suicide prevention action plan. It's about bringing the federal government to the table in dealing with the suicide crisis.

It is unconscionable that the federal government would let such an important lifeline for Canadians fail after a mere seven months in operation.

You can read the iPolitics news article on the issue here.

So what can you do?

Please take a minute to email the Minister of Health calling on her to extend funding for the CSPS. If you prefer to send a letter of support, you can use the form letter that is on my website - click here.

I would also ask that you please share this email with people who care about mental health issues. Together we can save this lifeline.

Thank you, Charlie

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