It is estimated that 50% of homeless men and 80% of homeless women in Montreal suffer from mental health issues. Often, they are driven to the emergency where they meet with a psychiatrist before being discharged, without follow-up, back into the street. A problem regularly faced by healthcare professionals.
Out of this need was born the Projet de réaffiliation en itinérance et santé mentale (PRISM), a partnership between the Mission and the CHUM hospital’s Department of Psychiatry.
To know more, watch the episode called Psychiatrie de rue aired November 6, 2004 on Télé-Québec’s Une pilule, une petite granule.