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Young mom confronts risks and taboos of synthetic opioid in new memoir

January 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Young mom confronts risks and taboos of synthetic opioid in new memoir)

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pfr-banner-post-1Amid headlines of overdoses and galloping addiction rates, Carlyn Zwarenstein’s memoir is an outspoken and provocative dispatch from the New Age of Opium

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Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?

January 16th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (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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Using art to express and heal yourself

January 9th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Using art to express and heal yourself)

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picture 326pfr-banner-post-1Mehdi Naïmi says that good art therapy empowers people, strengthens relationships, brings peace of heart, and joy to life

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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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