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Mike Pond on harm reduction in the treatment of alcohol addiction

January 22nd, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Mike Pond on harm reduction in the treatment of alcohol addiction)

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people first media mixcloudThirty 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

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins November 25th

November 20th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | events | people first media - (Comments Off on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins November 25th)

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people first media mixcloudThe 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women November 25th and ends on International Human Rights Day December 10th

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

June 19th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (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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#MyBipolarFuelsMyPassion4 is the theme for this year’s bipolar awareness day

March 28th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (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 media - (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 media - (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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