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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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Natasha Box speaks about growing up as her mother struggled with mental illness

October 1st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Natasha Box speaks about growing up as her mother struggled with mental illness)

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picture 765people first media mixcloud“I could go on about my struggles as a child…but I am the person that I am today because of those different struggles and I think my mom was just trying to be a mom and it was hard for her…living with mental illness”

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Graphic novelist Von Allan revisits childhood challenges for documentary film

September 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Graphic novelist Von Allan revisits childhood challenges for documentary film)

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people first media mixcloud“As a small child, Von Allan had to cope with poverty, bullying, loneliness and his mother’s severe mental health problems” but he found a way to cope; now his creativity speaks volumes

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Grade 9 student asks, “When did good mental health become a luxury?”

June 8th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Grade 9 student asks, “When did good mental health become a luxury?”)

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pfr-banner-post-1Quinn, a grade 9 student in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, concludes that mental health care is not very easily accessible for everyone, “even though when it comes down to it, it’s simply health care”

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#MyBipolarFuelsMyPassion4 is the theme for this year’s bipolar awareness day

March 28th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on #MyBipolarFuelsMyPassion4 is the theme for this year’s bipolar awareness day)

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picture 744bpfr-banner-post-1The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring awareness to bipolar conditions and to eliminate social stigma. This year’s theme is having #bipolar gives me strength to follow my passions

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World Bipolar Day – Making connections with others who have experienced bipolar

March 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on World Bipolar Day – Making connections with others who have experienced bipolar)

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pfr-banner-post-1Steven Barnes on World Bipolar Day: “Making those connections with other people who have had lived experience with mental illness has been very important for my recovery”

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