It is easier to get care when you are diagnosed with cancer than when you are diagnosed with a mental disorder. Lynne McVey dreams of the day when this is no longer the case. “Our dream is to have a 1-800 mental health number along with case managers who can guide patients throughout treatment or even throughout the rest of their lives,” she explained to Le Devoir. “Our focus is on the right patient at the right place with the right treatment at the right time and with the right follow-up.”

A good example of continuity of care is the supervised housing program. In the West Island of Montreal, multidisciplinary teams from the Douglas provide lower-intensity to intensive case management. Le Devoir met with the landlord of a supervised apartment building and her tenants.

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February 5, 2013