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Suffering, suicides among first responders lead to PTSD support, prevention focus

June 3rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Suffering, suicides among first responders lead to PTSD support, prevention focus)

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banner pfrLast year, 39 first responders across Canada took their own lives — and one-third of those deaths by suicide occurred in British Columbia, the highest among all provinces

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For some, dealing with anxiety can be the work of a lifetime

May 30th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on For some, dealing with anxiety can be the work of a lifetime)

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banner pfr“Anxiety is a major psychological problem to which there is no easy solution.” “What works for one person may not work for another, may not work for you or me.”

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Vancouver Island communities are working to address the risks associated with hoarding

February 23rd, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Vancouver Island communities are working to address the risks associated with hoarding)

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picture 613Hoarding is increasingly recognized as a significant problem within the Island Health region. An estimated 1 in 25 people have some level of hoarding behaviour, and about 11,000 homes may have a hoarding problem in the Greater Victoria area.

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What exactly IS “agoraphobia” and is there a “cure”?

February 1st, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on What exactly IS “agoraphobia” and is there a “cure”?)

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picture 608Agoraphobia is the most common phobic disorder, and is also the most disabling

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“Hockey Night in Canada” commentator and daughter speak out about youth mental illness

September 9th, 2014 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on “Hockey Night in Canada” commentator and daughter speak out about youth mental illness)

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Kelly Hrudy and his daughter Kaitlin share the story of Kaitlin’s struggle with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, focusing on awareness and recovery

picture 581Nearly one in five Canadian children and adolescents will be touched by a mental disorder serious enough to cause social, emotional or academic problems. They will not outgrow what ails them: 70 per cent of adults with a mental illness first experienced symptoms as children or youth. Timely treatment can prevent years of struggle — but only if parents know when and how to take action on one of the most daunting challenges any family can face. [RBC White Paper: Silent Families, Suffering Children and Youth]

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The procrastination doom loop—and how to break it

August 27th, 2014 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on The procrastination doom loop—and how to break it)