Saskatchewan doctors say there are a staggering number of people in the province with mental-health issues who need more help.
Saskatchewan Medical Association president Doctor Mark Brown says long wait times, a shortage of specialists and increasing patient needs have led to significant gaps in the care available.
Brown says doctors are speaking out because they want political leaders in the provincial election to talk about mental health.
The association says one in five people, or almost 230-thousand, are struggling with mental illness or addictions.
It says psychiatrists are in short supply in Saskatchewan and at least 50 more will be needed by 2023.