Topic: peace of mind

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Mental health wait times missing targets in P.E.I.

Wait times for some mental health services in P.E.I. far exceed the targets, according to the most recent data provided by Health PEI. The numbers reflect the 2016-17 fiscal year.
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New mental health curriculum coming to Island schools next September

A group of 30 teachers, principals and mental health professionals gathered in Summerside, P.E.I., last week for training that aims to improve how mental health is taught in P.E.I. classrooms.

Mental health services in P.E.I. 'not where we want to be,' public event hears

Mental health services in P.E.I. aren't keeping up with the current need, a public event hosted by CBC P.E.I. Wednesday heard, but they are improving.
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How to attract psychiatrists to P.E.I.

CBC spoke to two psychiatric residents at Dalhousie University’s Department of Psychiatry — Dr. Joshua Smalley and Dr. Alexandra Manning — about what they will be looking for in a job.
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Inside Hillsborough: A look at P.E.I.'s psychiatric hospital

P.E.I.'s psychiatric hospital, Hillsborough Hospital, is a maze of hallways, connecting sections built in different decades. It treats many of the province's psychiatric patients in its four units and 69 beds.
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'We want to try to save people's lives': Group calls for barriers on Hillsborough Bridge

A group of residents in P.E.I. is calling for barriers on the Hillsborough Bridge, as well as the possibility of other safety measures including security cameras and an emergency phone.
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New faces are the norm at P.E.I.'s mental health walk-in clinics

​In the year and a half since the mental health walk-in clinics have been open, there's a trend among the people using them that's encouraging to staff — many of them are new clients, meaning they haven't been to community mental health services in the past.
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No more unsupervised breaks for P.E.I. psychiatric patients

Psychiatric patients at the Island's three large hospitals are no longer being provided with passes for unsupervised breaks, CBC has learned.
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3 new psychiatrists start work in P.E.I.

After months of struggling through a staffing shortage, the province has hired three new psychiatrists, CBC has learned.
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How many kids are struggling? A look at child mental health in P.E.I.

Just under five per cent of P.E.I. youth were referred to community mental health services for assessment in the last fiscal year, according to Health PEI.
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P.E.I. introducing new mental health school curriculum

P.E.I. public schools are in the process of introducing a new piece of curriculum that will change the way mental health is taught and talked about.
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'This is a safe place': Tackling mental health in schools

Newly created student well-being teams in two families of P.E.I. schools work the front lines to be available to children who may be struggling with anything from anxiety to relationship troubles.
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Teens with anxiety, psychosis, mood disorders fill day program to capacity

A group of teenagers arrives at P.E.I.'s Insight youth mental health day treatment program most mornings at 8:15 a.m., and starts the day with breakfast. These teens all have mood disorders, anxiety disorders or psychosis.
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Is your child struggling with their mental health? 5 things to consider

CBC News asked experts on youth mental health about what parents can look for if they’re worried about their child.
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'Nobody's going to help me': Family looks for help after boy threatens suicide

It's been two months since their 11-year-old boy said he wanted to kill himself, and they say they still haven't received all the support they need to help him.