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Tears, resignation as people on disability assistance discuss how to make ends meet

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Tears, resignation as people on disability assistance discuss how to make ends meet)

xTheBirches.jpg.pagespeed.ic.dDBVIJqCwWFood or Bus Pass? Clawback Creates Hard Choices for British Columbians with Disabilities

When Beth Lowther gives up her transit pass on Sept. 1, she fears a life of social isolation. But she says she has no choice. Lowther is among 35,000 people affected by the British Columbia government’s decision to end a program that provided bus passes to people receiving disability benefits.  Read the rest of this article at The Tyee…

Stigma, shame behind ethnic delays in seeking help for mental illness

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Stigma, shame behind ethnic delays in seeking help for mental illness)

maria-chiu.jpg.size.custom.crop.1086x724A new study found Chinese, South Asians suffer more severe symptoms than other groups by putting off getting treatment for mental illness

Chinese and South Asian patients experience more severe mental health problems by the time they seek professional help, says a new study that looked at severity of psychotic symptoms and ethnicity.  Read the rest of this article at The Toronto Star…

People First Radio at the 2016 Nanaimo Fringe Festival

August 17th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on People First Radio at the 2016 Nanaimo Fringe Festival)

People First Radio at the 2016 Nanaimo Fringe Festival

August 17th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on People First Radio at the 2016 Nanaimo Fringe Festival)

Special People First Radio program this week

August 15th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Special People First Radio program this week)

People First Radio at the 2016 Nanaimo Fringe Festival

August 14th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on People First Radio at the 2016 Nanaimo Fringe Festival)