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picture 604British Columbia’s annual provincial eating disorders awareness campaign begins February 1, 2015 — on Facebook hereon Twitter here

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Ashley Smith in cellThe BC Civil Liberties Association and the John Howard Society of Canada have launched a constitutional challenge to the use of solitary confinement in Canadian federal prisons 

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picture 601“We have inculcated a culture in our society that men have to be tough, men have to be strong. Our society is very good at punishing gender deviation in men. Weakness is not considered to be masculine.” – Dr. Don McCreary (Toronto Men’s Health Network)

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picture 602aEFT (emotional freedom techniques) practitioner Helena Green specializes in anxiety treatment and says you have the ability to take back control of your life

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It might be time to winterproof your mental health

January 9th, 2015 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

Guy_with_an_umbrella_battling_rain_and_snow_on_a_bridgeSome 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

Whether you believe that or not, it’s never a bad time to reflect on how time-of-year stresses and opportunities can affect your mental health. HeretoHelp.bc.ca, British Columbia’s nationally-acclaimed website on mental health and substance use, offers 8 tips to winterproof your mental well-being. “These tips are great for everyone, but even more so if you live with or at risk of a mental illness,” says Sarah Hamid-Balma, HeretoHelp’s coordinator at the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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Preparing for a lower-stress holiday season

December 10th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

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