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VIMHS Campbell River centre helps people struggling with substance use & addiction

August 29th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in currents newsletter | news & views | people first media - (Comments Off on VIMHS Campbell River centre helps people struggling with substance use & addiction)

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picture 760pfr-banner-post-1Vancouver Island Mental Health Society’s sobering and assessment centre provides front line help 24/7 for people struggling with substance abuse and addiction [image: centre coordinator Kevin James]

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People who use drugs demand a say in fentanyl overdose responses

February 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on People who use drugs demand a say in fentanyl overdose responses)

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picture 740pfr-banner-post-1“There’s a common public misconception that we are unable to make decisions for ourselves. Truth being we are excluded from even participating in policy decisions that determine our fates”

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Nanaimo demonstration and march part of National Day of Action on overdose crisis

February 26th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Nanaimo demonstration and march part of National Day of Action on overdose crisis)

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picture 739pfr-banner-post-1Concerned citizens march in Nanaimo on February 21, 2017, in solidarity with cities across Canada struggling with effective responses to the growing opioid overdose crisis

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Collaboration vital in providing mental health care for kids in northern, rural BC

October 19th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Collaboration vital in providing mental health care for kids in northern, rural BC)

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picture 699banner pfrChild psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Burkey on challenges and opportunities, and lessons learned from interventions in low- and middle-income countries that can make a difference

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Duncan McCue’s frank, funny and evocative ‘nonvella’ explores identity, Cree culture

September 24th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Duncan McCue’s frank, funny and evocative ‘nonvella’ explores identity, Cree culture)

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picture-717banner pfr“Months on a trapline in the wilds of James Bay promised deliverance from the self-doubts that nagged me, even if I did worry about not having a clue what I was going to be doing out there,” writes Duncan McCue in his new memoir

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Collaboration vital in providing mental health care for kids in northern, rural BC

June 25th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Collaboration vital in providing mental health care for kids in northern, rural BC)

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picture 699banner pfrChild psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Burkey on challenges and opportunities, and lessons learned from interventions in low- and middle-income countries that can make a difference

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