Supportive homes and communities

public service announcements

I remember the social workers taking me far from my home…

Listen or download: ccs_mental health_jennifer


When I first got back from a military tour…

Listen or download: ccs_mental health_matthew


You wouldn’t have known it, but a few months ago…

Listen or download: ccs_mental health_ashley


 I worked construction for a lot of years…

Listen or download: ccs_mental health_colin



Radio Malaspina (CHLY 101.7 FM radio in Nanaimo) and Vancouver Island Mental Health Society (Columbian Centre Society at the time) teamed up to create four public service announcements (PSAs) for national distribution. The PSAs are available online at no cost to radio stations and community groups across Canada and the English speaking world. Volunteers, Radio Malaspina staff, and mental health workers collaborated on the project during the summer of 2012.

The 45-second PSAs offer a hopeful message to listeners regarding recovery. Each PSA relates a unique first person story about mental health and addictions. We hope that both caregivers and people in crisis will be encouraged by the PSAs to take positive action.

The numbers of accessible PSAs which address mental health and addictions issues appear to be extremely limited. We hope that these inspiring messages will help to further the causes of understanding, awareness, and health. Please use the PSAs in the best way you can–and let us know how it goes!

A note about the images: the individuals in the images above do not represent the actual individuals upon which these PSAs are based. These are stock photos.


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