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Brilliant monologue draws on personal experience of mental illness

November 12th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | news & views - (Comments Off on Brilliant monologue draws on personal experience of mental illness)

port-theatre-gillian-brendan“The guy is so smart, his rapid-fire delivery so clean and confident, his wit so casual, copious, and reassuring that he makes the journey feel safe for the audience. He gives himself; he feels less alone and we feel less alone” [Georgia Straight]

Author, musician and slam poet Brendan McLeod visited with VIMHS resource development coordinator Gillian Baker, in the above image, after his performance of Brain at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre. Brendan explores his experiences with mental illness — specifically OCD — in his acclaimed monologue, now on tour after numerous fringe theatre performances. Vancouver Island Mental Health Society was featured as a community partner at the sold-out Port Theatre show. People First Radio will share an interview with Brendan McLeod soon…watch this space!

United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island makes generous contribution

June 23rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | fundraising | news & views - (Comments Off on United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island makes generous contribution)

united way_june_21_2016Representatives of United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island attended the recent Vancouver Island Mental Health Society annual meeting to present a cheque for $9,500

PTSD awareness event for Vancouver Island first response personnel, family and friends

June 2nd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | news & views - (Comments Off on PTSD awareness event for Vancouver Island first response personnel, family and friends)

first responderSelf-care for first response personnel, Monday June 13…What is the reality of PTSD, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout — and what can you do about it? 

The purpose of this event is to raise awareness for first response personnel and the mental health issues they can face. Learn what they look like and about the different resources available to you. Your jobs are part of you and that means your family and friends feel your stresses. This information is for them too!

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June 2nd is World Eating Disorders Action Day

June 2nd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | news & views - (Comments Off on June 2nd is World Eating Disorders Action Day)

#MHW16 #GETLOUD #WorkplaceMH

May 4th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | news & views - (Comments Off on #MHW16 #GETLOUD #WorkplaceMH)

Get Loud for Mental Health Week and Join our Campaign!

May 2nd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | news & views - (Comments Off on Get Loud for Mental Health Week and Join our Campaign!)

Diverse Hands Holding The Words Mental Health

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society (VIMHS) is passionate about mental health. We provide supportive housing and psychosocial rehabilitation for adults who are actively experiencing serious mental illness right here at home. VIMHS is committed to raising awareness about mental illness and psychiatric disorders and community education is part of our mandate. We encourage YOU to #GetLoud about mental illness and join our campaign. You can click here to join.

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