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Award-winning filmmaker brings compelling harm reduction stories to Nanaimo

September 29th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Award-winning filmmaker brings compelling harm reduction stories to Nanaimo)

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picture 766people first media mixcloudHarm reduction remains unknown to most North Americans, despite affecting millions. Like the film’s subjects, its non-judgmental approach to health care has often been ignored, or hidden in plain sight

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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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Zander Sherman on schizophrenia, family, and searching for the brother he knew

December 8th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Zander Sherman on schizophrenia, family, and searching for the brother he knew)

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schizophrenia stole my brother

banner pfr“Mom sat at the computer as I dictated words for her to Google: paranoia, delusions, rambling. The Internet returned schizophrenia, and we both scoffed”
#top10 #mostlistenedto #peoplefirstradio #podcasts in #2016 #listenagain

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VIMHS executive director Barnabas Walther focuses on the future at annual meeting

June 26th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on VIMHS executive director Barnabas Walther focuses on the future at annual meeting)

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picture 700banner pfrVancouver Island Mental Health Society has seen significant change over the past two years, and the organization expects new programming will be added in the near future

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