Annual Eating Disorders Awareness campaigns are launched across Canada during the first week of February. British Columbia’s campaign will focus on orthorexia — an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating
We’re working to revise and replace the current Vancouver Island Mental Health Society website…the one you’re visiting right now.
The faithful WordPress theme we’ve used for years is no longer being updated and must be replaced with a newer model! We’ll be working on this during February and March 2018.
Please be advised that some of the older links (e.g. audio files, images) are no longer functioning at this time.
And in the meantime, stay tuned for our new and improved Vancouver Island Mental Health Society website.
Although the 12-step approach to recovery from alcoholism and addiction can be beneficial for some people, not everyone is comfortable with some of the more spiritual aspects of the programs
Thirty years of professional practice, combined with his own life-threatening battle with alcohol, convinced Michael Pond that harm reduction, “any positive change,” offers clients the best chance at beating addictions
Ann Dowsett-Johnston, journalist and author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, says that there are three main factors that influence how people drink: marketing, pricing and accessibility
Social expectations of what male and female students should or should not do with respect to their own gender identities and gender relations directly affects their drinking patterns and health seeking behaviours