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Through the Cracks

Published on July 6, 2009 By Sandra

A certain part of our society is always in danger of slipping through the web of services, assistance and care designed to keep people healthy, functioning and safe.  Be it because of mental health issues, lack of economic income or by choice, this percentage of our citizenry is constantly monitored. But still, they slip through, even […]

Car 87

Published on December 18, 2008 By Sandra

The Vancouver Police Department fields a response unit called ‘Car 87’, where a police officer and a nurse are partnered to give assistance to those with psychiatric problems.  The team works closely with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority – Mental Health Emergency Services, and provides assessments, follow-up and emergency intervention to those in need.  The […]