As my family has had direct exposure to the staff and facilities at Grand River Hospital’s mental health care, I have been distressed and disturbed by the recent changes going on there. You may recall this article written about my daughter Melissa.
I am asking all of you to read the following and click the link at the bottom to sign the petition urging the hospital to stop this. I am sure we all know someone affected by mental illness. On behalf of my family, I thank you for taking the time. Here’s the basics:
“The Mental Health treatment services are essentially being dropped for children and adolescents in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. The only treatment provided will be “urgent”, where a patient will receive a mere three sessions then be referred to community resources. Community services are often provided by less-trained and less-experienced staff. They often involve sliding-scale payment, long…
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