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“Mental illness”, diagnoses, and associated concepts are all social constructions, but the professions haven’t yet recognized it

Michael Walker is a psychologist working to implement the recovery model within the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. He also teaches postmodern consultation (formerly known as postmodern therapies). Michael says that the mental health profession has largely missed out on the evolution of the postmodern perspective and linguistic paradigm now prevalent in philosophy, history, the social sciences, literature, and art. (more…)

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Trixie Hennessey: BC’s eating disorders awareness week

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

The beginning of February marks the start of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. On this week’s People First Radio broadcast on January 30,2014, we feature interviews with people from different aspects of this important work.

Trixie Hennessey is the program coordinator of the Woodstone Residence, a residential treatment program for young women, located on Galiano Island.

She will tell us about their history and programs.

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Deborah Grimm: BC’s eating disorders awareness week

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

The beginning of February marks the start of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. On this week’s People First Radio broadcast on January 30,2014, we feature interviews with people from different aspects of this important work.

Deborah Grimm is one of the founders of the Looking Glass Foundation, which will be holding its tenth anniversary gala this year.

From a small group of parents of children with eating disorders to an effective fundraiser, educator and provider of residential treatment, Deborah chronicles the history of the Looking Glass Foundation.  http://lookingglassbc.ca/

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Amy Pezzente: BC’s eating disorders awareness week

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

The beginning of February marks the start of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. On this week’s People First Radio broadcast on January 30,2014, we feature interviews with people from different aspects of this important work.

Amy Pezzente is the coordinator for the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign, visiting schools to talk about eating disorders and body image as well as hosting eating disorders activities and events throughout the year.

 

 

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Testing housing first for chronic alcoholics

January 22nd, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

A new study shows that non-abstinence based housing does not enable alcohol use, but actually decreases it.

picture 481A controversial project using a housing-first approach with chronically alcoholic homeless people in Seattle has been shown to decrease overall alcohol consumption levels.

The program, which is funded by the City of Seattle, allows homeless shelter residents to continue to use alcohol, with an overall goal to reduce both alcohol use and alcohol-related problems.

Now a study has found that the approach results in “across-the-board decreases in alcohol consumption and problems”, according to lead researcher Susan Collins. We speak with Susan Collins, a research assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at University of Washington in a rebroadcast from February 17, 2012.

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What are the policy and cultural relations implications of inaccurate and constructed images?

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On Friday February 4th 2011, Vancouver Island University professor Keith Smith gave a talk called “On Black Hawks, Pontiacs, and Crazy Horse Malt Liquor” about the policy and cultural relations implications of “constructed images‟.

Smith raises questions such as:  Where do the images of Indigenous people come from that news media and advertisers offer up so regularly? Does it matter if these images do not accurately reflect the reality of the First Nations students and staff, for example, who study and work at Vancouver Island University?

We spoke with university-college professor Keith Smith about his presentation and his assertion that “inaccurate imaginings of Indigenous people affect popular perceptions” in a rebroadcast from February 3, 2011 on Indigenous images & imaginings.

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