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Survey of Alberta’s trans youth finds safety, violence, discrimination are major issues

October 16th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Survey of Alberta’s trans youth finds safety, violence, discrimination are major issues)

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people first media mixcloudTrans youth report significant stress and mental health challenges, a profound lack of safety in navigating their daily lives, barriers to supportive health care, and worrying rates of poverty. Yet, there is immense hope.

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Study asks people using drugs to shape their primary care

June 6th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Study asks people using drugs to shape their primary care)

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pfr-banner-post-1Primary health care delivered with understanding and compassion for people who use drugs is the focus of a new Greater Victoria patient-oriented research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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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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World Bipolar Day – Finding support from others with similar experiences

March 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on World Bipolar Day – Finding support from others with similar experiences)

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pfr-banner-post-1Amir on World Bipolar Day: “I think finding support from people with similar experiences is the best thing for somebody who is newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder”

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World Bipolar Day – Getting research findings into the hands of those who need them

March 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on World Bipolar Day – Getting research findings into the hands of those who need them)

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pfr-banner-post-1Dr. Erin Michalak on World Bipolar Day: “Canada is a world leader in generating good science on bipolar disorder, and in getting these scientific findings into the hands of people who need them”

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