Michelle Jansen, Vancouver, BC
"Brandon Jansen smiled for his mother's camera, but he was suffering badly his third day in rehab. "I'm struggling. I can't hold it," Michelle Jansen remembers her 20-year-old son telling her when she visited him at the Sunshine Coast Health Centre in Powell River, B.C.
"Brandon says, 'It keeps calling my name,' while we were out for breakfast."
She says she met with the medical team and said: "Look, you have to do something ... He can't be left alone. He's in a very dangerous period.'" Little did she know how dangerous. Hours later, he'd be dead of a fentanyl overdose in his room." (CBC, Vancouver News, September 14, 2016)
The inquest into Brandon Jansen's death resulted in a coroner's inquest that lead to 21 recommendations to improve regulations for substance use treatment facilities.
For more information visit the Brandon Jansen Foundation website.
Son Brandon Jansen, age 20, died March 9 2016 from an overdose in a treatment centre in Powell River.