Monday, April 30, 2012

Mental Health Week from April 30th - May 4th

In conjunction with National Mental Health Week, Saint Elizabeth, a Canada-wide not-for-profit health care organization, celebrates Mental Health Week from April 30th - May 4th.

 “Saint Elizabeth considers the continuum when it comes to mental health and addiction,” says Nancy Lefebre, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Executive. “From prevention programs to education to crisis intervention and online support, Saint Elizabeth invests in innovative, research-based programs which focus on exceptional client care.”

 Saint Elizabeth offers a variety of preventative and mental health services, in homes, communities and clinics across Canada.
These include:
 • In-home mental health support – Experienced nurses, crisis workers, rehab therapists and other health professionals work directly with clients to support mental health.
 • Caregiver distress – Health care professionals work online and in-person with at-home caregivers, facilitating identification of stressors and coping strategies.
 • Online support and community – CareToKnow.org is Saint Elizabeth’s online community focused on home care for individuals, family caregivers and health professionals.
 • Crisis intervention services – Currently offered in select Ontario communities, Saint Elizabeth Crisis Support is a free service which assists individuals via telephone and in-person who are dealing with mental health challenges. Specialized support services for seniors are also available.

 Saint Elizabeth has been a trusted name in Canadian health care for more than a century and is a leader in responding to client, family and system needs. As an award-winning not-for-profit and charitable organization, Saint Elizabeth is known for its track record of social innovation and breakthrough clinical practices. Our team of more than 6,000 nurses, rehab therapists, personal support workers and crisis intervention staff deliver nearly five million health care visits annually.

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