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Brendan McLeod’s OCD journey in Brain is hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful

November 16th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Brendan McLeod’s OCD journey in Brain is hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful)

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banner pfrBrain is a hilarious, heartbreaking monologue about consciousness, mental illness and friendship from award-winning novelist and former Canadian SLAM poetry champion, Brendan McLeod

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Diversity: Tailored and culturally appropriate mental health services are needed

October 24th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Diversity: Tailored and culturally appropriate mental health services are needed)

New research conducted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada makes a powerful case for the social and economic imperative of responding to the unique needs of immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized populations, including racialized populations born in Canada

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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 radio - (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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VIU psychology students promote #Positivity at new annual event

October 3rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on VIU psychology students promote #Positivity at new annual event)

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picture-720cFirst annual Positivity Run on Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island University campus created to celebrate all bodies–no matter the color, size, shape, or ability–as beautiful

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Sarah’s story: Living as a ‘psychiatric refugee’ in Ontario

September 20th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Sarah’s story: Living as a ‘psychiatric refugee’ in Ontario)

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banner pfr“I’ve learned how to manage my depression with cognitive behavioural therapy and support from my family. I want to be able to direct my own treatment and recovery”

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Mental Health First Aid brought to VIMHS, now available in Nanaimo and central Island

September 11th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Mental Health First Aid brought to VIMHS, now available in Nanaimo and central Island)

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banner pfrJust as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, mental health first aid is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved

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