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The emergency department at the Georgian Bay General Hospital is being inundated with patients seeking treatment for mental illness.

On average the hospital is seeing 92 mental-health-related visits a month, making it one of the busiest in Simcoe County.

“We have the highest amount of mental-health-related visits in our region,” said Gail Hunt, GBGH’s President and CEO.

From April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 there were 1,107 mental-health-related visits to the GBGH emergency department, which works out to an average of three visits per day.

These mental-health-related drop-ins could include concerns around: depression, anxiety, stress, sleeping difficulties, substance abuse, addiction, trauma/PTSD, suicidal thoughts,…

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