Pandemic exposes cracks in Quebec’s mental health services – CBC

January 27, 2021

Recent data shows an average wait of up to 8 months to receive mental health services in the public system. In the days and weeks as panic began to take over Alexandre Verville’s body in the fall of 2019, he thought something must be wrong with his heart.

“I had tightness in my chest. I had these huge tensions and tremors,” Verville, 28, said earlier this month.

He consulted a general practitioner at one of the province’s no-appointment clinics, but all the tests came back clear. He and the doctor concluded anxiety and the panic attacks he’d had in his early twenties might have returned.

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