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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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Youth with bipolar invited to work together in community research

June 4th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views | people first radio - (Comments Off on Youth with bipolar invited to work together in community research)

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Antipsychotic medication use varies by home among elderly Ontario long-term care residents

May 20th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Antipsychotic medication use varies by home among elderly Ontario long-term care residents)

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picture 632apfr banner workingA report called Looking for Balance has provided a snapshot of the current state of antipsychotic medication use in Ontario long-term care homes and reveals there is wide variation across homes in the percentage of residents being prescribed these medications.

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