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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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The accessible, informative, entertaining, and educational “story of school”

October 19th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on The accessible, informative, entertaining, and educational “story of school”)

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picture-718banner pfrAuthor Zander Sherman says that “the point of institutionalized education has never been to benefit the student for his or her own sake, based on the understanding that the activity of learning is an intrinsically worthwhile endeavour”

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Gabriola Theatre Festival to include intriguing human library

August 5th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Gabriola Theatre Festival to include intriguing human library)

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banner pfr‘Human Library’ is a global phenomenon promoting compassion, dialogue, and understanding. The Gabriola Theatre Festival is presenting its first-ever human library this month

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Life-long focus on Inuit culture, and art in the everyday, drives creative purpose

June 13th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Life-long focus on Inuit culture, and art in the everyday, drives creative purpose)

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picture 694_used with permissionbanner pfrA lifetime spent immersed in the art, culture and everyday lives of Canada’s Inuit and east coast maritime communities has helped make John Houston into a Canadian renaissance man

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Suffering, suicides among first responders lead to PTSD support, prevention focus

June 3rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Suffering, suicides among first responders lead to PTSD support, prevention focus)

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banner pfrLast year, 39 first responders across Canada took their own lives — and one-third of those deaths by suicide occurred in British Columbia, the highest among all provinces

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For some, dealing with anxiety can be the work of a lifetime

May 30th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on For some, dealing with anxiety can be the work of a lifetime)

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banner pfr“Anxiety is a major psychological problem to which there is no easy solution.” “What works for one person may not work for another, may not work for you or me.”

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