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The Telegram NL News Now
Bonnie Belec email@example.com
Published on December 07, 2013
Former mental health council chairman says society not doing enough to help
Lisa Tucker sits in her impeccably decorated living room, cradling her infant daughter. As she bounces the wiggling baby on her lap, another child can he heard snoring through a baby monitor.
Lisa Tucker’s husband is fighting depression. She says not being able to find the care and treatment he needs just makes matters worse. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
How to get help
Eastern Health urges anyone experiencing a mental health crisis to call the Mental Health Crisis Line (available 24/7) or request a visit from the mobile crisis team during the evenings, Wednesday through Saturday, by calling: 709-737-4668; or toll free at: 1-888-737-4668 .
A person in St. John’s can also go to the emergency department at the Health Sciences Centre or the Waterford Hospital psychiatric assessment unit, where they will be triaged.
If a person requires admission it can occur voluntary or involuntary.
A voluntary patient consents to be admitted while an involuntary patient requires treatment but is refusing it and meets the criteria for certification under the Mental Health Care and Treatment Act.