adidas original hoodie but Corner Brook mental health advocate feels there are good things coming
Working in the mental health field Jade Kearley knows there are times when it difficult to access services when they needed the most.
That is the unfortunate thing about the system, said the interagency co ordinator of the Community Mental Health Initiative in Corner Brook.
it just we don have what we need in place to meet the needs of everybody at the time. was asked by The Western Star on Wednesday to comment on the experience of Zach Peckford Green.
The 20 year old went public on Tuesday with his story of being turned away from Western Memorial Regional Hospital over the Christmas period despite telling health professionals there that he wanted to die.
He now has an appointment to be admitted to the hospital for a full mental health assessment, but that won happen until Jan. 15.
Young man who wants to die says he was turned away by Corner Brook hospital
Kearley couldn speak specifically on Peckford Green experience,
but said she knows wait times to receive mental health services have been an issue for some time.
just shows that there still a long way that we have to go. said it won happen overnight, but feels good things are coming because of the recommendations put forward in the province All Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions report released last March.
She said Corner Brook is in the process of getting a walk in clinic for mental health services and there is talk of a mobile crisis unit.
Kearley said it unfortunate Peckford Green had to experience what he did when he was already in crisis, but she sees some positive in it in terms of him feeling open enough to share his story. That something that wouldn have happened 10 years ago and something she said needs to continue.