This mental health APP was created and developed by Premergency Inc, in collaboration with the health care staff at Renfrew Victoria Emergency department and the Renfrew County Paramedic ServiceRenfrew Victoria Hospital and Bell Lets Talk are pleased to announce the release of this new Mental Health Application for mobile devices on “Bell Lets Talk Day” - January 27, 2016.
The idea of providing increased knowledge of mental health issues to paramedics and first responders was initiated by Dr. Lori Gray, a clinical psychologist working with the Toronto Paramedic Service. In her work she realized that a gap existed in the current paramedic training educational curriculum and the increasing number of mental health issues paramedics were responding to.
With a generous grant from Bell "Lets Talk" the creation of a mobile APP to support front line emergency personnel was initiated.
This mental health APP was created and developed by Premergency Inc, in collaboration with the health care staff at Renfrew Victoria Emergency department and the Renfrew County Paramedic Service.
This Mental Health App will serve to support and provide first responders with quick, easily accessible mental health information/resources on mobile devices. Accessible information will include:
• Approach and Assessment to the Mentally Ill Patient • The Ontario Mental Health Act as it pertains to first responders • Common Mental Illnesses • Medications associated with Mental Health Illness • Mental Health Social Support Services that are available in Renfrew county.
Disclaimer. This mobile application was prepared in partnership with Bell Lets Talk, Renfrew Victoria Hospital and Premergency Inc.
This current mobile application is "Ontario Centric".
The information in this mobile application is for general information and knowledge for first responders responding to mental health patients.
This mobile application is not meant to be used as treatment guidelines or in lieu of current treatment practices.