The Health Statistics Tell a Heartbreaking Story
Health Statistics in our county tell a story of overworked health care workers and despite best efforts, an under-served public.
Renfrew County with a population of 107,000 is the largest County in the Province of Ontario. Aside from being the largest by land mass, we also have one of the highest numbers in low-income households (under $25,000) in Ontario and some of the worst health statistics in the entire country.
Some of the barriers to accessing mental health care are a shortage of locally available mental health specialist. For many families, accessing the proper mental health care means taking time off work and expensive travel to larger centers.
For most people, this is simply not an option.
Our free, walk-in crisis clinics are located in various communities throughout the county to ensure everyone has access to services when and where they need it.
Our Health Care System is Strained
The seems to be a lack of mental health crisis response resources in Renfrew County for adults.
According to the PRH health statistics, most emergency room mental health visits are made by adults.
The Robbie Dean Centre is the only organization, east of Chalk River that offers free mental health support to adults that do not have a diagnosed mental health condition.
As of the end of 2016 over 500 adults have visited our Suicide prevention and crisis clinics.