The Saskatchewan government has launched a public awareness campaign to help address the stigma often experienced by those facing mental health and addictions issues.

 Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors, and Rural and Remote Health Minister Everett Hindley said, "The Campaign theme is There is Help, There is Hope, and what it really does is it focuses on providing information as to where they can access resources and supports across this province regardless of where they live, whether it's with mental health challenges and struggles they face or addictions related challenges."

He adds that this campaign is part of the government's commitment to increase awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health and addictions.

This year's provincial budget included an increase of $7.2 million for targeted mental health and addictions initiatives and There is Help, There is Hope flows from that commitment.

In addition, the province has launched a mental wellness campaign featuring people from Saskatchewan who share healthy coping tips through social media platforms.

Both campaigns run until March 31st.

Written by Penny Schreiner