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#MyBipolarFuelsMyPassion4 is the theme for this year’s bipolar awareness day

March 28th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on #MyBipolarFuelsMyPassion4 is the theme for this year’s bipolar awareness day)

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picture 744bpfr-banner-post-1The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring awareness to bipolar conditions and to eliminate social stigma. This year’s theme is having #bipolar gives me strength to follow my passions

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Hearing others’ stories, sharing experiences, can build resilience for youth in treatment

March 7th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Hearing others’ stories, sharing experiences, can build resilience for youth in treatment)

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pfr-banner-post-1“Our study provides a window into what young people think about the mental health services they receive and what they feel helps and hinders their well-being…feedback will lead to…services that they will find engaging, meaningful and effective”

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The role of mindfulness in end of life care

January 10th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on The role of mindfulness in end of life care)

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picture-723pfr-banner-post-1Mindfulness assists people with their end of life process by giving them and their caregivers a tool they can use in order to be fully aware of the present moment and their own physical and mental states

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Using art to express and heal yourself

January 9th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Using art to express and heal yourself)

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picture 326pfr-banner-post-1Mehdi Naïmi says that good art therapy empowers people, strengthens relationships, brings peace of heart, and joy to life

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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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Suffering, suicides among first responders lead to PTSD support, prevention focus

June 3rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Suffering, suicides among first responders lead to PTSD support, prevention focus)

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banner pfrLast year, 39 first responders across Canada took their own lives — and one-third of those deaths by suicide occurred in British Columbia, the highest among all provinces

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