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Mental Health Response in the Community

Contributed on July 11, 2023, last updated September 29, 2023.



Osinga, M., Mormul, S., & Sherrer, M.

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Vignettes of patient interactions allow the learner to practice supporting mental wellness while exploring the role of the community paramedic.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply communication techniques which support patient-centred care.
  2. Assess the patient, the situation, and the environment to identify signs of maltreatment or neglect.
  3. Recognize the signs of suicide risk in a patient experiencing a mental health crisis.
  4. Consider community resources which support mental health and wellness in their community.
  5. Identify and respond to stigmatizing language.

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient


This simulation’s scenario and script were formally peer-reviewed by two external institutions, then the final simulation was pilot tested by several students on a student testing committee then as part of the Virtu-WIL Student Program’s rollout.


211, Affinity Learning


Osinga M, Mormul S, Sherrer M. Mental Health Response in the Community. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2023. Available from

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Target Learners






Undergraduate / post-secondary

Fields / Disciplines:

Mental health

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