Topic: peace of mind

CBC Investigates

Work on parts of P.E.I. mental health, addictions campus begins soon, but main hospital to be later, smaller

P.E.I.'s health minister says work will start in about two weeks on the first two buildings of a new mental health and addictions campus, but work on a new Hillsborough Hospital is still about three years away.
CBC Investigates

Police on P.E.I. fielding hundreds of mental health calls — and it's only getting worse

Mental health calls to police have soared on P.E.I. in recent years and could reach all-time highs this year, according to a CBC News investigation.
CBC Investigates

Wait-lists for psychiatric assessments on P.E.I. cut dramatically during COVID

The list of 500 children waiting for a psychiatric assessment on P.E.I. has been eliminated and the 1,200-name wait-list for adults has been cut in half during the pandemic, according to Dr. Heather Keizer, chief of mental health and addictions.
CBC Investigates

P.E.I. man resorts to drastic measures to get mental health help

A P.E.I. man struggling with his mental health decided the only way he could get admitted to hospital was to overdose.
Peace of Mind

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.
Peace of Mind

'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.
Peace of Mind

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.
Peace of Mind

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.
Peace of Mind

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.
Peace of Mind

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.
Peace of Mind

'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.
Peace of Mind

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.
Peace of Mind

'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.

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