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Annual Eating Disorders Awareness campaigns launch February 1st

January 30th, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | people first media - (Comments Off on Annual Eating Disorders Awareness campaigns launch February 1st)

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picture 788bpeople first media mixcloudAnnual 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

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Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?

January 15th, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?)

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banner pfrSome people say mid-winter is the most depressing time of year—when cold and dark days, holiday bills, and already-lapsed new year’s resolutions catch up with us

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Buddhist nun Yin Kit teaches mindfulness meditation to prisoners in the Fraser Valley

February 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Buddhist nun Yin Kit teaches mindfulness meditation to prisoners in the Fraser Valley)

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pfr-banner-post-1“If you constantly think of it as a prison cell it’s always duhkha—suffering. But if you turn it into a meditation cell, then at least for a moment you will have a glimpse of freedom and joy, because you let go of that negativity.”

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How to help when someone you know may have an eating disorder

January 31st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on How to help when someone you know may have an eating disorder)

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Picture1You may find it difficult and stressful to approach someone you care about who has an eating disorder. You may wonder what to say, or be worried about what will happen as a result

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Body image issues haunt men and boys, as well as women and girls

January 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Body image issues haunt men and boys, as well as women and girls)

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pfr-banner-post-1Eating disorders are much more common in men than were previously thought. While men may describe their situations differently from women, their triggers for eating disorders are pretty much the same

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Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?

January 16th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?)

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