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Grieving mother launches drive to reform emergency psychiatric units.

By late November, Ottawa wedding photographer Ryan Parent was in crisis. He was struggling under the weight of depression and anxiety, a burden made worse by his fear of returning to hospital. Parent, 37, had gone to The Ottawa Hospital in June because a friend was alarmed by his manic behaviour and by his online posts about the Earth being flat. In the emergency department, doctors referred him to the hospital’s Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) unit for a more thorough […]

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