Guest: Dr. Warren Steiner (head of the McGill University Health Centre’s Department of Psychiatry)
On September 13, 2006, a lone gunman entered Dawson College, in downtown Montreal, and opened fire on students and other members of the Dawson community. One victim died at the scene, while another 19 were injured, eight of whom were listed in critical condition.
Beyond those physically injured, many others who witnessed the events that day needed counseling. In collaboration with Dawson college the MUHC set up an emergency psychological intervention plan to treat those affected. Dr. Warren Steiner head of the McGill University Health Centre’s Department of Psychiatry was one of the key figures involved in implementing this plan.
On today’s episode of Health Matters, we talk to Dr. Steiner about the details of his new study documenting the levels of post-traumatic stress in the Dawson college community after the shooting.
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