The Burnaby Overdose Community Action Team is looking for your input
The Burnaby Overdose Community Action Team (CAT) has received a grant to work on a community response to the opioid overdose crisis. It is comprised of community organizations, service providers, first responders, housing initiatives, peers, and concerned community members.
43 people died in Burnaby of illegal drug overdoses in 2018. Over 80% of these deaths were among men and approximately 70% occurred in private residences, often when people used drugs alone.
We all play a role within our community to prevent overdoses. Stigma acts as a barrier to people asking for help. Decreasing stigma allows us to talk openly and makes it easier for people to reach out. Stigma around mental health has declined because of increasing public awareness, connected to mental health is substance use so we propose that we should talk about that openly as well!
As an important member of the community, we want to hear from you. Please click here to participate in the survey.