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Friends Empowerment Society aims to address stigma, alternate therapies, human rights

May 9th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Friends Empowerment Society aims to address stigma, alternate therapies, human rights)

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picture 688banner pfrAfter two years of planning, a Nanaimo-based nonprofit society, managed by persons who have had or currently have mental health or addictions issues, held its public launch

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Patrick Aleck, from Stz’uminus and Penelakut First Nations, is a rising community builder

February 15th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Patrick Aleck, from Stz’uminus and Penelakut First Nations, is a rising community builder)

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banner pfrPatrick Aleck says “I’m not supposed to be here right now,” referring to cerebral palsy and life challenges, “but I am” — and he’s making a difference in the community

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Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?

January 18th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?)

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banner pfrSome people say mid-winter is the most depressing time of year—when cold and dark days, holiday bills, and already-lapsed new year’s resolutions catch up with us

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The real deal: Honouring lived experience

January 11th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on The real deal: Honouring lived experience)

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banner pfrA panel of individuals and family members with lived experience of mental illness and/or addiction share their experiences with collaborative mental health care.

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Dealing with holiday Grinches like stress, loneliness, and other challenges

December 8th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Dealing with holiday Grinches like stress, loneliness, and other challenges)

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picture 155pfr banner working“Tis the season that provokes difficult emotions. This can be the maddest, saddest, most stressful time of the year,” says family physician Dr. Davidicus Wong.

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Change of Pace brings men’s mental health into a fitness gym

November 16th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Change of Pace brings men’s mental health into a fitness gym)

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picture 654_webpfr banner workingZac McHugh, founder of Change of Pace, brings his personal recovery experience to a fitness gym in Squamish, aiming to provide support and mentorship [image: istockphoto]

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