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Duncan McCue’s frank, funny and evocative ‘nonvella’ explores identity, Cree culture

September 24th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Duncan McCue’s frank, funny and evocative ‘nonvella’ explores identity, Cree culture)

picture-717banner pfr“Months on a trapline in the wilds of James Bay promised deliverance from the self-doubts that nagged me, even if I did worry about not having a clue what I was going to be doing out there,” writes Duncan McCue in his new memoir

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This week on our radio program

September 20th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in uncategorized - (Comments Off on This week on our radio program)

Sarah’s story: Living as a ‘psychiatric refugee’ in Ontario

September 20th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Sarah’s story: Living as a ‘psychiatric refugee’ in Ontario)

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banner pfr“I’ve learned how to manage my depression with cognitive behavioural therapy and support from my family. I want to be able to direct my own treatment and recovery”

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Charter challenge of forced psychiatric treatment filed in BC Supreme Court

September 19th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Charter challenge of forced psychiatric treatment filed in BC Supreme Court)

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banner pfrPeople who are involuntarily detained under BC’s Mental Health Act – or released from hospital on leave – currently have no right to give or refuse consent to any psychiatric treatment

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“He could have a tremendous impact”

September 15th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on “He could have a tremendous impact”)

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Indigenous physicist has overcome trauma, poverty, racism and mental illness in his journey to understand the universe. Perimeter officials say he has a unique intelligence and they look forward to working with him.

Percy Paul hacks away at a laptop computer [in a] downtown apartment, a masters degree in physics duct-taped to the wall. He is completely immersed in quantum mechanics and black holes. Hours, even days, can pass without Paul realizing the need to cook, wash his clothes, talk to other human beings or even get some fresh air.  Read the rest of this article at The Edmonton Journal…  Image by Gord Waldner

Mental Health First Aid brought to VIMHS, now available in Nanaimo and central Island

September 11th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Mental Health First Aid brought to VIMHS, now available in Nanaimo and central Island)

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banner pfrJust as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, mental health first aid is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved

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