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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

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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Post-secondary schools see surge in demand for mental health services

June 19th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Post-secondary schools see surge in demand for mental health services)

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pfr-banner-post-1“Unprecedented demand for mental health services among young people today is raising alarm among medical experts and transforming the financial plans of universities, businesses and governments”

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Being John Keats

June 12th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Being John Keats)

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picture 753pfr-banner-post-1“For Keats, it is only our acceptance of the suffering that is an inevitable part of life, and death, that can really open our eyes to the beauty that surrounds us, thereby enabling us to grow”

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Grade 9 student asks, “When did good mental health become a luxury?”

June 8th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Grade 9 student asks, “When did good mental health become a luxury?”)

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pfr-banner-post-1Quinn, a grade 9 student in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, concludes that mental health care is not very easily accessible for everyone, “even though when it comes down to it, it’s simply health care”

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Study asks people using drugs to shape their primary care

June 6th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Study asks people using drugs to shape their primary care)

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pfr-banner-post-1Primary health care delivered with understanding and compassion for people who use drugs is the focus of a new Greater Victoria patient-oriented research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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