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Are universities doing enough to support mental health?

April 22nd, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Are universities doing enough to support mental health?)

As the taboo around talking about mental health crumbles, students are demanding more resources on campus, and many post-secondary education institutions are struggling to keep up

University isn’t meant to be easy, but it isn’t supposed to be this hard: since November 2016, the University of Guelph has lost four students to suicide. After the fourth death, in mid-January, the school sent out another statement reminding staff and students about the counselling services available to them. For recent grad Connie Ly, it wasn’t enough. “I really just questioned how useful the services were, given that they were so overwhelmed already,” she says.  Read more at Macleans magazine…

 

April 23 to 29 is National Volunteer Week in Canada

April 21st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on April 23 to 29 is National Volunteer Week in Canada)

NVW2017_WebBanner_ENG_940x430However you recognize volunteering in 2017, one thing remains timeless…and that is volunteer efforts create positive impact in communities across Canada

Thank you Canadian volunteers, for 150 glorious years! In 2017, volunteering comes in many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself. To celebrate all volunteers and to get you thinking more deeply about volunteering, during NVW Volunteer Canada will release a series of crossword puzzles that reveal the impacts, benefits and diverse ways Canadians are involved in communities. Some answers may be obvious, while others may cause you to stop and say: “Volunteering, Eh?”  Read more at Volunteer Canada…

$11 billion can end homelessness in Canada

April 20th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on $11 billion can end homelessness in Canada)

“Funds must not only build affordable housing, they must align with poverty reduction strategies and mental health and recovery initiatives currently underway if we are to truly reduce long-term homelessness”

In North American cities like New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and countless others, we have grown accustomed to seeing people who are homeless walk among us, often in the shadows, often with visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness. Simply put, we’ve become desensitized to the everyday experiences of persons visibly homeless in our cities and communities.  Read more at The Huffington Post…

#MyBipolarFuelsMyPassion4 is the theme for this year’s bipolar awareness day

March 28th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on #MyBipolarFuelsMyPassion4 is the theme for this year’s bipolar awareness day)

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picture 744bpfr-banner-post-1The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring awareness to bipolar conditions and to eliminate social stigma. This year’s theme is having #bipolar gives me strength to follow my passions

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World Bipolar Day – Making connections with others who have experienced bipolar

March 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on World Bipolar Day – Making connections with others who have experienced bipolar)

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pfr-banner-post-1Steven Barnes on World Bipolar Day: “Making those connections with other people who have had lived experience with mental illness has been very important for my recovery”

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World Bipolar Day – Finding support from others with similar experiences

March 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on World Bipolar Day – Finding support from others with similar experiences)

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pfr-banner-post-1Amir on World Bipolar Day: “I think finding support from people with similar experiences is the best thing for somebody who is newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder”

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