Mom pushes for more help for son living at Nova Scotia Hospital

CBC News | January 19, 2016, Written by Jennifer Henderson

Matthew Meisner, 30, has been a patient at the Nova Scotia Hospital on a locked-down unit for nearly 12 years.

The Blandford, N.S., man has a severe form of autism and a mood disorder which makes his behaviour aggressive and unpredictable.

All 15 residents of the hospital’s locked unit, known as Emerald Hall, have a “dual diagnosis:” an intellectual disability as well as a mental illness or behavioural issue.

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Matthew Meisner, 30, has a severe form of autism and a mood disorder which makes his behaviour aggressive and unpredictable. He's lived at the Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth for over a decade.

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