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VIMHS executive director Barnabas Walther focuses on the future at annual meeting

June 26th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on VIMHS executive director Barnabas Walther focuses on the future at annual meeting)

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picture 700banner pfrVancouver Island Mental Health Society has seen significant change over the past two years, and the organization’s executive director expects new programming will be added in the near future

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People First Radio for Thursday July 28 and Monday August 1

July 26th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on People First Radio for Thursday July 28 and Monday August 1)

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People First Radio in the summer — Listen on Thursday July 7 at noon Pacific or Monday July 11 at 3 p.m. on CHLY 101.7 FM community radio from Nanaimo. Or, listen on-demand to our interviews from our People First Radio program archive here. People First Radio is an initiative of Vancouver Island Mental Health Society in partnership with Radio Malaspina Society.

Watch for People First Radio interviews, programs #FromTheArchives this summer

June 30th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Watch for People First Radio interviews, programs #FromTheArchives this summer)

Collaboration vital in providing mental health care for kids in northern, rural BC

June 25th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Collaboration vital in providing mental health care for kids in northern, rural BC)

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picture 699banner pfrChild psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Burkey on challenges and opportunities, and lessons learned from interventions in low- and middle-income countries that can make a difference

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Disabled woman faces government threats, nightmarish process over three cents interest

June 24th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Disabled woman faces government threats, nightmarish process over three cents interest)

north-vancouver-bc-may-30-2016-deaf-artist-aj-brown-i1“This humiliating procedure is repeated monthly, not just for Brown but for all the other people with disabilities, for whom government’s default position seems to be that they must be scammers”

Comment by Stephen Hume — A. J. Brown, the artist challenged by deafness and cerebral palsy yet forced to live in poverty because the provincial government claws back her Canada Pension Plan disability benefits, sends me the official monthly financial disclosure form she must submit. It compels her to declare three-cents interest income earned by a bank deposit or face losing provincial benefits.  Read the rest of this article at The Vancouver Sun…

Not about us, without us: Creating a program advisory committee for inner city youth

June 23rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Not about us, without us: Creating a program advisory committee for inner city youth)

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picture 698banner pfrA Vancouver-based Inner City Youth program, along with its Youth Advisory Committee, provides ways for young people to inform their own mental health care, in a “not about us, without us” approach

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