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“We need more men to stand with women and speak up about this issue”: JR LaRose

February 8th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on “We need more men to stand with women and speak up about this issue”: JR LaRose)

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banner pfrFormer BC Lions football player JR LaRose is a leader in the “Be More Than a Bystander” initiative aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the impact of men’s violence against women

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Call to action concludes powerful JR LaRose anti-violence presentation

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views | people first radio - (Comments Off on Call to action concludes powerful JR LaRose anti-violence presentation)

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Patrick Aleck, from Stz’uminus First Nation, shared a powerful call to action at the conclusion of former B.C. Lions’ JR LaRose’s “Be More Than a Bystander” event February 1st in Nanaimo

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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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JR LaRose to speak in Nanaimo about preventing violence against women

January 18th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on JR LaRose to speak in Nanaimo about preventing violence against women)

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banner pfr“Be More Than a Bystander” is an initiative between the Ending Violence Association of BC and the BC Lions aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the impact of men’s violence against women

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Take-home Naloxone offered at Nanaimo hospital amid increase in opioid overdoses

January 17th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Take-home Naloxone offered at Nanaimo hospital amid increase in opioid overdoses)

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banner pfrNanaimo Regional General Hospital’s emergency department is the third emergency department in the province to offer Take Home Naloxone as a life-saving antidote for clients at risk of opioid overdose

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What can men do to prevent, respond to gender violence?

December 7th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on What can men do to prevent, respond to gender violence?)

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picture 660pfr banner workingGender violence is also a men’s issue involving men of all ages and socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Men can be empowered bystanders who confront abusive peers.

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