Parents plan Burnaby vigil to coincide with inquest into deaths involving mental health

A group of parents has planned a vigil that aims to draw awareness to mental health.

On Wednesday (September 7), they will gather outside of a B.C. Coroners Service courtroom in Burnaby where an inquest is scheduled to begin that morning.

In Vancouver in 2015, the number of emergency mental-health visits to Vancouver General Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital together surpassed 10,000. That’s up from 6,520 in 2009.

Travis Lupick reports

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