Stephanie douglas

Working with ceramics in occupational therapy at Serene View Ranch helped Stephanie Douglas manage arthritis in her hands and shoulders and her overall well-being. This therapy complemented progress she was making with her psychotherapist, Peter Mutch. Rachel Collier photo

Health PEI is moving to cut funding for specialized mental health treatment at Serene View Ranch, a decision that will impact more than 60 Islanders.

“HPEI is responsible for public funds and therefore we are working closely with Serene View Ranch to safely transition clients currently receiving services back to the publicly-funded services,” said an email statement from Health PEI to The Graphic.

chris taylor

When therapy and mental health services haven’t been consistent, Chris Taylor has spiralled into near-death mental health emergencies requiring critical care. To prevent future crisis he can only hope the best services he has ever received, at Serene View Ranch, will not be cut. Rachel Collier photo

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