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Teens need to understand differences in worry, anxiety disorder, sadness, depression

September 30th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Teens need to understand differences in worry, anxiety disorder, sadness, depression)

fullscreen-capture-2016-09-30-65346-amStress has become the soul-sucking virus of the modern age. So a recent large-scale Ontario study should come as no surprise: Teenagers are also becoming infected in growing numbers

In August, the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health reported that one in three Ontario teens suffers from “moderate-to-serious psychological distress. Close to 30 per cent reported “elevated stress.” And the number of kids saying they felt nervous or overwhelmed either “most” or “all of the time” had jumped significantly since the last time the survey was taken, only two years earlier. What, then, are parents to do with that information?  Read the rest of this article at The Globe and Mail…

This week on our radio program

September 27th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in uncategorized - (Comments Off on This week on our radio program)

09_29_2016-pfrtwitterListen Thursday at noon and Monday at 3 p.m. on CHLY 101.7FM community radio from Nanaimo. Or listen on-demand to our podcasts.

Drugs, lack of shelters fuel rise of tent cities

September 27th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Drugs, lack of shelters fuel rise of tent cities)

the-province_news-articleLack of shelters and the emergence of fentanyl is “changing the game” in terms of homelessness, leading to more tent cities across the province, B.C.’s housing minister says

Rich Coleman said makeshift camps have spread beyond the big cities of Vancouver and Victoria to municipalities throughout B.C., prompted in part by migrants coming to B.C. from other parts of the country in hopes of better economic conditions but confronted by high housing costs and B.C.’s more potent street drugs.  Read the rest of this article at The Province…

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Duncan McCue’s frank, funny and evocative ‘nonvella’ explores identity, Cree culture

September 24th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Duncan McCue’s frank, funny and evocative ‘nonvella’ explores identity, Cree culture)

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picture-717banner pfr“Months on a trapline in the wilds of James Bay promised deliverance from the self-doubts that nagged me, even if I did worry about not having a clue what I was going to be doing out there,” writes Duncan McCue in his new memoir

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This week on our radio program

September 20th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in uncategorized - (Comments Off on This week on our radio program)

Sarah’s story: Living as a ‘psychiatric refugee’ in Ontario

September 20th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Sarah’s story: Living as a ‘psychiatric refugee’ in Ontario)

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banner pfr“I’ve learned how to manage my depression with cognitive behavioural therapy and support from my family. I want to be able to direct my own treatment and recovery”

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