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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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Acquired brain injury in children and youth the focus of #Nanaimo seminar

November 18th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Acquired brain injury in children and youth the focus of #Nanaimo seminar)

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pfr-banner-post-1Nanaimo Brain Injury Society hosted experts in the field of acquired brain injury assessment, diagnosis, symptom management and return to play/academics, at a public seminar

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“We need more men to stand with women and speak up about this issue”: JR LaRose

February 8th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on “We need more men to stand with women and speak up about this issue”: JR LaRose)

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banner pfrFormer BC Lions football player JR LaRose is a leader in the “Be More Than a Bystander” initiative aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the impact of men’s violence against women

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JR LaRose to speak in Nanaimo about preventing violence against women

January 18th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on JR LaRose to speak in Nanaimo about preventing violence against women)

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banner pfr“Be More Than a Bystander” is an initiative between the Ending Violence Association of BC and the BC Lions aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the impact of men’s violence against women

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Change of Pace brings men’s mental health into a fitness gym

November 16th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Change of Pace brings men’s mental health into a fitness gym)

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picture 654_webpfr banner workingZac McHugh, founder of Change of Pace, brings his personal recovery experience to a fitness gym in Squamish, aiming to provide support and mentorship [image: istockphoto]

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Mental health education program set for B.C. Hockey League players, supporters

November 2nd, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Mental health education program set for B.C. Hockey League players, supporters)

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CMHA BCHL Talk Today Oct 6pfr banner workingTalk Today is designed for BCHL players and their supporters to learn about mental health and increase their skills in order to help support players who may be struggling or at risk of suicide

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