A pharmacist with a heart of gold
Isabelle Baril, Brunet-affiliated pharmacist owner in Trois-Rivières.
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Isabelle has always been sensitive to the cause of suicide. Her work brings her in frequent contact with people suffering from depression and fragile mental health. But, the day one of her loved ones required the services of l’Accalmie, a home for suicidal people, Isabelle truly understood the reason for the establishment’s existence. For the past three years, she has been a godmother to this shelter, the survival of which is constantly threatened due to lack of funding.
Well-rooted in community life, Isabelle has increased her appearances on the weekend edition of the program Salut, Bonjour!, been a blogger for La Presse, written articles in the magazine Le Lundi and taken part in numerous conferences in order to inform the public about health issues. When she notes a certain reticence in her patients, she feels the need to go to meet them. After all, the pharmacist is a front line responder, yet often may be less intimidating than the doctor!