Framework and Case Study – Mental Health Crisis Support Rooted in Community and Human Rights
Human Rights Watch is an internationally respected organization of investigation, action and advocacy. Together with Human Rights Watch, we have developed a viable and replicable framework– entitled – Mental Health Crisis Support Rooted in Community and Human Rights – that is based on the work Gerstein has been doing in Toronto. We are hoping to help improve the experience and health outcomes of Canadians experiencing mental health concerns by providing a framework for a holistic approach to mental health crisis response that supports the autonomy, dignity, experience and expertise of individuals in crisis.
Media About Gerstein Crisis Centre and Human Rights Watch Case Study Launch
Global News video Human Rights Watch lauds Toronto program’s mental health approach
Link to Toronto Star article How the right kind of community crisis support saved me in my darkest hour
Canada Program Leads the Way in Addressing Mental Health Crises
In 2021, Human Rights Watch highlighted Gerstein Crisis Centre in their article titled Canada Program Leads the Way in Addressing Mental Health Crises that features the video below.
Human Rights Watch Article: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/12/02/canada-program-leads-way-addressing-mental-health-crises#