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Sensitivity grows for workplace mental illness

July 4th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Sensitivity grows for workplace mental illness)

Tags cloud. Schizophrenia relative brochureThe idea is to create acceptance and to normalize the care of mental health in the workplace, the place where many people spend the majority of their waking hours

Every week, half a million workers in Canada call in sick because of mental health problems. This can run the gamut from anxiety and depression that workers carry with them from their lives outside work to conditions caused or worsened by the workplace.  Read the rest of this article at The Globe and Mail…

Local Ontario mental health campaign earns international award

June 29th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Local Ontario mental health campaign earns international award)

windsor mental health campaignA Windsor marketing firm has captured international recognition for its work in developing the Sole Focus Project for the local Canadian Mental Health Association

Douglas Marketing Group has been honoured with an Aster Award and received a prestigious Gold Award for creation of the local mental health campaign launched in February with a $500,000 fundraising goal. Recognition came in the total advertising category which includes online presentation, tool kits, brochures, photography and the campaign itself.  Read the rest of this article at The Windsor Star…   Find out more about the Sole Focus campaign at CMHA…

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society marks 40 years of service at AGM

June 28th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | news & views | people first radio - (Comments Off on Vancouver Island Mental Health Society marks 40 years of service at AGM)

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Vancouver Island Mental Health Society (VIMHS) held its 2017 annual general meeting (AGM) on June 26th. Barnabas Walther, executive director, spoke about the Society’s 40-year history and its expanding continuum of care. Board chairperson Valerie Fulford shared a VIMHS client’s personal story of struggle and success. Newly-elected and continuing board members gathered (image above) after the AGM to plan for the coming year.  Audio: 759_valerie fulford_barnabas walther_VIMHS AGM_june 26_2017_40

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Butting out is good for mental health patients, too

June 26th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Butting out is good for mental health patients, too)

Some studies have shown that nicotine has antidepressant and antipsychotic properties, and some psychiatrists say it’s best to let people admitted to the psychiatric ward continue to smoke during their stay

People with a mental health disorder are two to four times more likely to smoke cigarettes than those who don’t.  Hospitals have banned smoking on and off the premises.  At many hospitals, the policy excludes psychiatric patients.  A new study says it’s time for a re-think.  Read the rest of this post at CBC…

Expressing the individual’s right to die: Bill C-14 and Taylor’s “modern moral order”

June 21st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Expressing the individual’s right to die: Bill C-14 and Taylor’s “modern moral order”)

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pfr-banner-post-1The importance of the rights and obligations individuals have to one another is now accompanied by an emphasis on the right of individuals to live authentically

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