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Overcoming barriers to accessing methamphetamine treatment

September 9th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Overcoming barriers to accessing methamphetamine treatment)

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banner pfrTreatment programs have been effective in reducing and ceasing use. However, there are a range of possible barriers that have prevented these programs being widely adopted by methamphetamine users

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Web of culture: Building online mental health resources for northern youth in BC

June 20th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Web of culture: Building online mental health resources for northern youth in BC)

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picture 696abanner pfrValerie Ward’s research with Indigenous youth living in northern B.C. explores whether existing online mental health resources are age and culturally appropriate

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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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Social media data could be goldmine for predicting mental illness, researchers say

March 6th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Social media data could be goldmine for predicting mental illness, researchers say)

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banner pfrA team of researchers from France and Canada will explore the use of social media data to help detect and monitor individuals potentially at risk of mental health issues

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Point-in-Time homeless counts have been coordinated, for the first time, across Canada

February 29th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Point-in-Time homeless counts have been coordinated, for the first time, across Canada)

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banner pfrThe Government of Canada, in partnership with 30 communities across Canada, is leading the first broadly coordinated Point-in-Time (PiT) Count of homelessness

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Listening to families affected by parental mental illness, addictions

October 25th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Listening to families affected by parental mental illness, addictions)

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picture 648pfr banner workingWhat would make a difference to parenting and family wellness when mental illness and/or addiction is present? Health organizations in Richmond asked — and found out. [image: istockphoto]

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