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Activist Michael Redhead Champagne on Indigenous youth, the suicide crisis, and hope

April 17th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Activist Michael Redhead Champagne on Indigenous youth, the suicide crisis, and hope)

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banner pfrThe community activist and internationally recognized youth leader says “we can take this crappy word oppression…throw it away…and we can replace it with this idea of opportunity”

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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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Love Our Bodies campaign to raise awareness of eating disorders

January 28th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Love Our Bodies campaign to raise awareness of eating disorders)

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banner pfrThe love our bodies, love ourselves! movement, brought to you by the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness campaign, is launched in February with activities and events taking place throughout the year

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Matthew Krastel and his autistic life

January 2nd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Matthew Krastel and his autistic life)

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picture 662banner pfrMatthew Krastel, a self-described “autism teacher”, speaks about his autistic life and shares advice with others about creating a health plan and succeeding in the school system

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“I’m not sick, I’m transgender!”

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on “I’m not sick, I’m transgender!”)

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picture 636pfr banner workingMarni Panas, a transgender woman from Edmonton, has discovered that by being authentic and true to herself, she has found the strength to move forward in life

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Mental illness often goes undetected or untreated in men due to pressures of stigma

May 4th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Mental illness often goes undetected or untreated in men due to pressures of stigma)

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pfr banner workingCanada’s national Mental Health Week (May 4-10, 2015) focuses this year on men’s mental health — and the correlation between physical and mental illnesses.

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