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

March 28th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (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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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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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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Vancouver Island communities are working to address the risks associated with hoarding

February 23rd, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Vancouver Island communities are working to address the risks associated with hoarding)

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picture 613Hoarding is increasingly recognized as a significant problem within the Island Health region. An estimated 1 in 25 people have some level of hoarding behaviour, and about 11,000 homes may have a hoarding problem in the Greater Victoria area.

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What exactly IS “agoraphobia” and is there a “cure”?

February 1st, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on What exactly IS “agoraphobia” and is there a “cure”?)

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picture 608Agoraphobia is the most common phobic disorder, and is also the most disabling

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