The Montreal General Hospital is treating 11 victims of the shooting incident at Dawson College, all suffering from gunshot wounds. Of the 11, three have been discharged and two more are stable and recovering. Of the six patients in the ICU this morning, two have been transferred to patient units. Four remain in the ICU. Three are in critical condition and one is critical but stable.
The MUHC in cooperation with Dawson College has set up the Dawson-MUHC Psychological Support Hotline for students, faculty, staff and families of students having difficulty coping in the aftermath of this week's shooting. The Dawson-MUHC hotline is 514-843-2839. Specialists can help people deal with their stress, anxiety and fear. As of 10:30 a.m. this morning, this number had received 138 calls, approximately half of which were for psychological counseling. Those who call the hotline will be referred to services at the Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Children's Hospital, Concordia University Health Services, McGill University Student Services and the CSSS de la Montagne through the CLSC Metro. The Dawson-MUHC hotline will remain operational for as long as needed.
In addition, the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal has psycho-social teams available to members of the general public. Any person not affiliated with Dawson in need of support can go to their local CLSC. In addition, they can call their local Info Santé or 514-934-0354.
In the coming days and months, the MUHC and the CSSS de la Montagne will be working closely with Dawson College to help meet the mental health needs of students and staff.
There will be another update today at 3 p.m. at the Livingston Hall Pavilion entrance of the Montreal General Hospital on Cedar Street.
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