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publicly funded therapyMental illness affects one in five Canadians and costs us nearly $50-billion a year. So why aren’t we treating it like any other health-care crisis?

It’s 4:30 on a Friday afternoon at her Sherbrooke, Que., clinic and Marie Hayes takes a deep breath before opening the door to her final patient of the day, who has arrived without an appointment. The 32-year-old mother immediately lists her complaints: She feels dizzy. She has abdominal pain.  Read the rest of this story at The Globe and Mail…

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Come join us to see this Oscar qualifying and award winning documentary on Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m. in Vancouver Island University Theatre (Building 310)! Free parking in lots G & H.

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picture 632apfr banner workingA report called Looking for Balance has provided a snapshot of the current state of antipsychotic medication use in Ontario long-term care homes and reveals there is wide variation across homes in the percentage of residents being prescribed these medications.

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May 20th, 2015 | Posted by ccsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off)

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picture 630pfr banner workingOver 20% of homeless youth in Canada identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S). Egale is organizing an OUT at Night “spend a night outdoors” fundraiser on May 30th to help get kids shelter.

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picture 631pfr banner workingA new national study shows that while Canada’s transgender youth face significant physical and mental health issues, strong family, school and community connections are helping many of them navigate these challenges

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