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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!)

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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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It’s mental health week in Canada, May 2-8, 2016

May 2nd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on It’s mental health week in Canada, May 2-8, 2016)

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We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It’s a state of well-being.  Read more about Mental Health Week here…

On our radio program this week

May 4th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on On our radio program this week)

#MHW16 #GETLOUD #WorkplaceMH

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

Mike Pond’s story and search for answers led to new book, riveting documentary

May 1st, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Mike Pond’s story and search for answers led to new book, riveting documentary)

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wasted documentary cbc imagebanner pfrWasted, a book and documentary, is a harrowing, wry, and riveting account of a therapist’s struggle with alcohol and his quest to find a better way of treating addiction

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Canadian shelters forced to turn away majority of women and children in need

April 28th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Canadian shelters forced to turn away majority of women and children in need)

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April 28, 2016–On one typical day late last year, 416 women and children across Canada sought shelter to escape violence. Of that total, however, shelters were forced to turn away 73 per cent of those in need due to a lack of resources and capacity, an annual tally to be released Thursday shows.  Read the rest of this article at The Globe and Mail…