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Suffering, suicides among first responders lead to PTSD support, prevention focus

June 3rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Suffering, suicides among first responders lead to PTSD support, prevention focus)

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banner pfrLast year, 39 first responders across Canada took their own lives — and one-third of those deaths by suicide occurred in British Columbia, the highest among all provinces

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For some, dealing with anxiety can be the work of a lifetime

May 30th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on For some, dealing with anxiety can be the work of a lifetime)

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banner pfr“Anxiety is a major psychological problem to which there is no easy solution.” “What works for one person may not work for another, may not work for you or me.”

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Mike Pond’s story and search for answers led to new book, riveting documentary

May 1st, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Mike Pond’s story and search for answers led to new book, riveting documentary)

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wasted documentary cbc imagebanner pfrWasted, a book and documentary, is a harrowing, wry, and riveting account of a therapist’s struggle with alcohol and his quest to find a better way of treating addiction

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Does forced drug treatment actually work?

March 6th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Does forced drug treatment actually work?)

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banner pfrWhy can’t we just make people go to addiction treatment? This is a question some may be asking in light of recent overdose deaths and other drug-related problems

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The Nanaimo Women’s Centre responds to a range of issues affecting families

October 27th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on The Nanaimo Women’s Centre responds to a range of issues affecting families)

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picture 647pfr banner workingThe Women’s Centre in Nanaimo designs its core work around strengthening women and families to create healthier communities in the mid-Island region. [image: istockphoto]

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Nanaimo Women’s Centre reflects on busy year with big accomplishments

October 13th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Nanaimo Women’s Centre reflects on busy year with big accomplishments)

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pfr banner workingThe Nanaimo Women’s Centre has been using a creative community model — building pathways of social inclusion and engagement for families marginalized by trauma, poor mental health, or addictions.

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