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Psychiatry

What is it?

The Psychiatry program provides counselling and prescribes and monitors medications for people living with a mental illness.  

Who is it for?

Psychiatry is for people who living with a mental illness or going through mental health issues or crises. Counselling and therapy sessions can also include family members. 

Where is it offered?

Psychiatric care is offered through your local CMC and via telehealth services. 

What is it like?

The psychiatrist will discuss your case with you. The treatment can include therapy, counselling or medication, with your consent. The psychiatrist can discuss other options with you, including follow ups with a mental health nurse or psychologist.

How long does it last?

Appointments with psychiatrists or mental health nurses range from about 30 minutes to one hour, depending on your needs. The number of appointments and the time between appointments also varies, depending on your needs. 

How can I get this service?

To be referred to a psychiatrist or the mental health liaison nurse, speak with a doctor or nurse at your CMC. 

Where can I learn more?

To find out more about psychiatric services, contact your local CMC. 

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