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Hearing others’ stories, sharing experiences, can build resilience for youth in treatment

March 7th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Hearing others’ stories, sharing experiences, can build resilience for youth in treatment)

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pfr-banner-post-1“Our study provides a window into what young people think about the mental health services they receive and what they feel helps and hinders their well-being…feedback will lead to…services that they will find engaging, meaningful and effective”

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Exploring resilience in the practice of informal caregiving

February 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Exploring resilience in the practice of informal caregiving)

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pfr-banner-post-1Despite the risk for the onset of burden, some informal caregivers manage challenges quite well and demonstrate a certain degree of resilience. What does resilience look like among those providing care to dying individuals?

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Overcoming barriers to accessing methamphetamine treatment

September 9th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Overcoming barriers to accessing methamphetamine treatment)

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banner pfrTreatment programs have been effective in reducing and ceasing use. However, there are a range of possible barriers that have prevented these programs being widely adopted by methamphetamine users

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Web of culture: Building online mental health resources for northern youth in BC

June 20th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Web of culture: Building online mental health resources for northern youth in BC)

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picture 696abanner pfrValerie Ward’s research with Indigenous youth living in northern B.C. explores whether existing online mental health resources are age and culturally appropriate

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Does forced drug treatment actually work?

March 6th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Does forced drug treatment actually work?)

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banner pfrWhy can’t we just make people go to addiction treatment? This is a question some may be asking in light of recent overdose deaths and other drug-related problems

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Social media data could be goldmine for predicting mental illness, researchers say

March 6th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Social media data could be goldmine for predicting mental illness, researchers say)

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banner pfrA team of researchers from France and Canada will explore the use of social media data to help detect and monitor individuals potentially at risk of mental health issues

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