Notre-Dame defends its practices
Notre-Dame hospital is defending itself against accusations its security wasn’t up to scratch after two patient homicides and an attack on a third. Idelson Guerrier, formally a suspect in the attack only, is now in Pinel for a 30-day assessment, according to CBC radio news.
Notre-Dame’s psych chief Paul Lespérance says these incidents are affecting how the public feels about mental illness and he’s probably right.
But one thing occurs to me this morning about Idelson Guerrier: he checked himself in voluntarily at Notre-Dame, by all accounts. Apparently the man knew he was in a bad state. Had he not gone into hospital, something even worse might have ensued.