The best thing that ever happened to Normand Chartrand? The day the school principal convinced Normand to take his son to Emergency. Renaud saw a physician that night who treated his anxiety attack. He was immediately taken into care.
Today, Renaud is doing much better and very successfully pursuing his studies. Something that seemed unimaginable a few years ago. For Normand, his son’s recovery bolstered his decision to leave a gift in his will to help other young people heal and other families cope during a difficult time.
Normand is an ardent advocate of the importance of youth mental health. He donates and will continue to promote the impact of care in child psychiatry. By doing so, he wants to send a message to discouraged parents who have children suffering from serious anxiety—there are better days ahead!
Normand is proud to have made this gesture, and to have done so now, should something happen to him.
His wish for the future of health? Greater resources and closer collaboration between schools and the Hospital. Adolescence is a crucial period. Young people grappling with mental health issues need access to early care. Well before their situation deteriorates and the window to help them closes.
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