How one Doctor’s MedicAlert experience turned into a province-wide mental health initiative
MedicAlert, BC Children's Hospital and FamilySmart
have launched a pilot initiative giving patients the opportunity to register and wear the MedicAlert bracelet.
It’s estimated that 1.2 million children in Canada are affected by mental illness. For child psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Russel, of BC Children’s Hospital, the statistics are no surprise. Dr. Russel is the Director of Compass Mental Health, a province-wide service that supports evidence-based care by supporting community care providers with the information, advice and resources they need to deliver appropriate and timely care to children and youth close to home.