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Suicide Prevention Week — Day 3

September 12th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | events - (Comments Off on Suicide Prevention Week — Day 3)

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Suicide Prevention Week — Day 2

September 11th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | events - (Comments Off on Suicide Prevention Week — Day 2)

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Community steps up to donate, install much-needed new beds at VIMHS houses

September 11th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in currents newsletter | fundraising | news & views | people first media - (Comments Off on Community steps up to donate, install much-needed new beds at VIMHS houses)

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picture 762pfr-banner-post-1Members of the Rotary Club of Nanaimo, along with Sleep Country Canada and individual donors, have made a tremendous difference in the lives of Vancouver Island Mental Health residents

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Suicide Prevention Week — Day 1

September 10th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness - (Comments Off on Suicide Prevention Week — Day 1)

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Why making art is the new meditation

September 10th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Why making art is the new meditation)

picture 326“Art is a guarantee to sanity,” said Louise Bourgeois, a French-American artist who died in 2010 at the age of 98. She even went on to add, “…This is the most important thing I have said.” For Bourgeois, art — making art — was a tool for coping with overwhelming emotion

Many of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but sometimes find it hard to do.  Fewer of us know about the profound benefits of artistic expression. Creating art, however, is another way to access a meditative state of mind and the profound healing it brings.  Read the rest of this article at The Washington Post…

Return to school doesn’t have to mean a return to bullying

September 8th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Return to school doesn’t have to mean a return to bullying)

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picture 623dpfr banner workingThe definitive guide to bullying prevention and intervention, by best-selling author Barbara Coloroso, provides real solutions for a problem that affects young people all over the world

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