New West cop recognized as one of Canada’s mental health leaders

A New Westminister's cop, Const. Art Wlodyka, has been recently recognized as one of the 150 Canadians making a difference mental health. His passion and effort to make a difference in mental health started in 2013, when he pushed the creation for New Westminister Police Department's Mental Health Unit. It only made sense to him that the responders to mental health emergencies were treated by a competent unit, who could handle the situation promptly and efficiently. Not only has the initiation of this unit been beneficial to those who experience a crisis, but also has changed how the local community sees mental health. Wloydka continues to make mental health no longer a subject of neglection and stigma.