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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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Anxiety, depression and the mental health continuum

December 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Anxiety, depression and the mental health continuum)

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picture 777people first media mixcloudVIMHS acting executive director Taryn O’Flanagan presents a talk titled The Mental Health Continuum, Depression and Anxiety: Effective ways of coping and supporting one another

Image: Taryn O’Flanagan speaking at Brentwood College School on November 29, 2017

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Brentwood College students spend a day focused on mental health and wellness

December 13th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Brentwood College students spend a day focused on mental health and wellness)

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picture 779bpeople first media mixcloudBrentwood College student leaders and counseling staff hold an annual mental health and wellness day to help decrease stigma, increase awareness and promote resiliency

image: Vancouver Island Mental Health Society acting executive director Taryn O’Flanagan with Brentwood College School student Morgan Woodbridge

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Survey of Alberta’s trans youth finds safety, violence, discrimination are major issues

October 16th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Survey of Alberta’s trans youth finds safety, violence, discrimination are major issues)

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people first media mixcloudTrans youth report significant stress and mental health challenges, a profound lack of safety in navigating their daily lives, barriers to supportive health care, and worrying rates of poverty. Yet, there is immense hope.

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Junior hockey player Myles Mattila is a widely-recognized mental health ambassador

October 16th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Junior hockey player Myles Mattila is a widely-recognized mental health ambassador)

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picture 767people first media mixcloud18-year-old hockey player Myles Mattila has been recognized by the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association for promoting education and awareness about mental health issues among young athletes

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