Advocate leading mental illness support program in Pictou County
Sherry Blinkhorn would like to see a time when talking about mental illness becomes just like talking about the weather.
Central Nova MP Peter MacKay announced today that three Pictou County Arenas will now be equipped with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), thanks to a partnership between the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF).
Thanks to this 4-year, $10 million nation-wide program, AEDs will be installed at the Pictou County Wellness Centre; the Westville Minor Sports Centre; and the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre. This is in addition to the thousands of other AEDs being installed in recreational arenas across the country.
Defibrillators are electronic devices used to restart a person’s heart that has stopped beating. They are safe, easy-to-use, and while they can be operated effectively by the public, training equips people with the knowledge and skills to confidently use these devices and to deliver quick CPR.