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IT’S TIME
TO BUILD
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A Name A Day.

1 in 5 Canadians will need to access emergency mental health services this year. Toronto: RiskAnalytica Smetanin et al. (2011). The life and economic impact of major mental illnesses in Canada: 2011-2041. Prepared for the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

This is about you and everyone you know.

Bring Canada’s first EmPATH mental health emergency room to Durham.

The first and most crucial step is proving to the government that people like you agree it’s time to prioritize mental health care.

We can’t stress this enough: Your support will save lives.

“I support building Canada’s first EmPATH-based emergency room for Ontarians struggling with mental health. My community deserves it.”

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Where would you go in a mental health crisis right now?

1 in 5 people who visited the ER due to a mental health crisis came back within 30 days of their initial visit (Southwest LHIN, 2018).

COVID-19's 'fourth wave'? Reopening may reveal lockdown-hidden mental health, addiction woes. - The London Free Press
Everyone knew Anthony Nauss was suicidal. Can Canada create a system that might have saved him? - The Globe and Mail
Most mental-health patients don't get timely psychatric care in Ontario, stufy finds. - The Globe and Mail

It’s no secret.

Hospitals are overcrowded and struggling to help everyone in need of care.

COVID-19 has stressed the system even more. We have an influx of patients who are:

Forcefully restrained in emergency rooms

Forcefully restrained in

emergency rooms

Restrained and sedated

Taking their own life

The way we deliver mental health care in Ontario has to change.

One solution? EmPATH

(Emergency Psychiatric Assessment Treatment and Healing Unit)

One mental health solution: a kinder, gentler emergency department for people considering suicide. - The Globe and Mail

Staff begin treatment the moment a patient arrives

Staff begin treatment the moment a patient arrives
Specialized care for everyone experiencing different mental health crises

Specialized care for everyone experiencing different mental health crises

Frees up ER doctors and nurses to focus on other pressing issues (COVID-19)

Frees up ER doctors and nurses to focus on other pressing issues (COVID-19)
Discharged patients are given a follow-up appointment to ensure they’re healthy and cared for

Discharged patients are given a follow-up appointment to ensure they’re healthy and cared for

When people are treated like people, they have a better chance of recovery.

3 out of 4 of people taken into treatment in an EmPATH unit are able to avoid inpatient hospitalization. Ontario’s patients deserve these results.

So what now? Now we fight for the people we love.

The odds are stacked against patients. They need a critical mass of support behind them to get this emergency room built.

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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Ontario Shores are leaders in the recovery model of care and are best positioned to develop the first EmPATH Unit in Canada and to help advance this model across Ontario. Our mental health emergency room will be there for people in Durham and across Ontario.

Your voice is powerful. Here’s why:

The Ontario government needs to know that the people are fully in support of this historic project. Every person and every name that joins this campaign brings us one step closer to building this emergency room.

Doug Ford
Christine Elliot
Rod Phillips

All we need is A Name A Day.

Add your name.

“It’s time to prioritize mental health care in Ontario. I want this emergency room built at Ontario Shores.”

Help us carry this message across Ontario. We’re relying on word of mouth and social media to help us get a #NameADay.

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