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Post-secondary schools see surge in demand for mental health services

June 19th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Post-secondary schools see surge in demand for mental health services)

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pfr-banner-post-1“Unprecedented demand for mental health services among young people today is raising alarm among medical experts and transforming the financial plans of universities, businesses and governments”

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day)

National group releases first-ever report highlighting substance use recovery in Canada

June 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on National group releases first-ever report highlighting substance use recovery in Canada)

picture 681“It is now up to all of us to take this information and translate it into action to ensure that those positive outcomes are available to all who are in active addiction”

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) (formerly the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse) and the National Recovery Advisory Committee are pleased to announce the findings from the first-ever Life in Recovery from Addiction in Canada survey. This report compiles the results of a survey of people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs, and shows that recovery is linked to positive citizenship — engagement with family, friends, the community and the workforce.

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Being John Keats

June 12th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Being John Keats)

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picture 753pfr-banner-post-1“For Keats, it is only our acceptance of the suffering that is an inevitable part of life, and death, that can really open our eyes to the beauty that surrounds us, thereby enabling us to grow”

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We can’t ignore this silent crisis in men’s mental health

June 9th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on We can’t ignore this silent crisis in men’s mental health)

June 13th is Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day, lying in the middle of Canadian Men’s Health Week. This is a chance to discuss what many see as a silent crisis in men’s mental health.

Both the federal and provincial government have official strategies to promote mental health. These strategies include suggestions and targets to improve the mental health of the whole population. They also include measures directed at high-risk specific sub-populations; including immigrants, youth and First Nations.  Read the rest of this article at HuffPost Canada…

Grade 9 student asks, “When did good mental health become a luxury?”

June 8th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Grade 9 student asks, “When did good mental health become a luxury?”)

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pfr-banner-post-1Quinn, a grade 9 student in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, concludes that mental health care is not very easily accessible for everyone, “even though when it comes down to it, it’s simply health care”

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