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Graphic novelist Von Allan revisits childhood challenges for documentary film

September 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Graphic novelist Von Allan revisits childhood challenges for documentary film)

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people first media mixcloud“As a small child, Von Allan had to cope with poverty, bullying, loneliness and his mother’s severe mental health problems” but he found a way to cope; now his creativity speaks volumes

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Suicide Prevention Week — Day 7

September 16th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | events - (Comments Off on Suicide Prevention Week — Day 7)

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Suicide Prevention Week — Day 6

September 15th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | events - (Comments Off on Suicide Prevention Week — Day 6)

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Suicide Prevention Week — Day 5

September 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | events - (Comments Off on Suicide Prevention Week — Day 5)

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Young adults with autism more likely to have psychiatric problems: study

September 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views | research - (Comments Off on Young adults with autism more likely to have psychiatric problems: study)

main-autism12lf1Researcher suggests findings highlight a need to focus on mental health care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder [photo by Chloe Ellingson/The Globe and Mail]

Kyle Echakowitz says his transition from high school to college was not just stressful, it was downright “scary.” Becoming a postsecondary student meant having to learn how to manage his time, figure out a course load he could handle and advocate for himself. The switch was particularly daunting for Echakowitz, who has Asperger syndrome (now included in the diagnosis for autism spectrum disorder, or ASD), as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and depression.  Read the rest of this article at The Globe and Mail…

Suicide Prevention Week — Day 4

September 13th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | events - (Comments Off on Suicide Prevention Week — Day 4)

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