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Sarah’s story: Living as a ‘psychiatric refugee’ in Ontario

September 20th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Sarah’s story: Living as a ‘psychiatric refugee’ in Ontario)

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banner pfr“I’ve learned how to manage my depression with cognitive behavioural therapy and support from my family. I want to be able to direct my own treatment and recovery”

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Mental Health First Aid brought to VIMHS, now available in Nanaimo and central Island

September 11th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Mental Health First Aid brought to VIMHS, now available in Nanaimo and central Island)

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banner pfrJust as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, mental health first aid is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved

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VIMHS executive director Barnabas Walther focuses on the future at annual meeting

June 26th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on VIMHS executive director Barnabas Walther focuses on the future at annual meeting)

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picture 700banner pfrVancouver Island Mental Health Society has seen significant change over the past two years, and the organization expects new programming will be added in the near future

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Collaboration vital in providing mental health care for kids in northern, rural BC

June 25th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Collaboration vital in providing mental health care for kids in northern, rural BC)

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picture 699banner pfrChild psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Burkey on challenges and opportunities, and lessons learned from interventions in low- and middle-income countries that can make a difference

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Not about us, without us: Creating a program advisory committee for inner city youth

June 23rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Not about us, without us: Creating a program advisory committee for inner city youth)

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picture 698banner pfrA Vancouver-based Inner City Youth program, along with its Youth Advisory Committee, provides ways for young people to inform their own mental health care, in a “not about us, without us” approach

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Koori Men’s Health Day a service model for community mental health from Australia

June 20th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Koori Men’s Health Day a service model for community mental health from Australia)

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picture 697banner pfrKoori Men’s Health Day is a community based, collaborative, culturally accepted service model for early identification of mental and physical illness among Koori men in rural Australia

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