Posted on Jan 12, 2021
Coast Mental Health (CMH) believes that people living with mental challenges can thrive in our communities if they are given the right resources: housing, support services and employment and education opportunities. With compassion and courage, recovery from mental illness is possible when clients take the lead in their recovery, working with the team at CMH. Port Moody Rotarian, Darrell Burnham, speaks about the impact of Covid-19 and the opioid crisis on our community. 
For the past 27 years, Darrell Burnham has been chief executive officer of Coast Mental Health, one of B.C.’s largest community mental health organizations. He has worked with his team to transform the lives of the most vulnerable in our society. The quality of life for thousands of people with mental illness has improved, thanks to the housing, services, and programs Darrell has created, the policy he has influenced, and the advocacy work he continues to do on their behalf.