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Post-secondary schools see surge in demand for mental health services

June 19th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Post-secondary schools see surge in demand for mental health services)

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pfr-banner-post-1“Unprecedented demand for mental health services among young people today is raising alarm among medical experts and transforming the financial plans of universities, businesses and governments”

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Keynote by Dr. Eike-Henner Kluge: Reflections on Dying

November 25th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Keynote by Dr. Eike-Henner Kluge: Reflections on Dying)

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picture-722pfr-banner-post-1“This talk is about death and dying. Not about dying unexpectedly or by accident, but about dying as an event that in principle is within our control”

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Duncan McCue’s frank, funny and evocative ‘nonvella’ explores identity, Cree culture

September 24th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Duncan McCue’s frank, funny and evocative ‘nonvella’ explores identity, Cree culture)

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picture-717banner pfr“Months on a trapline in the wilds of James Bay promised deliverance from the self-doubts that nagged me, even if I did worry about not having a clue what I was going to be doing out there,” writes Duncan McCue in his new memoir

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Mental Health First Aid brought to VIMHS, now available in Nanaimo and central Island

September 11th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Mental Health First Aid brought to VIMHS, now available in Nanaimo and central Island)

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banner pfrJust as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, mental health first aid is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved

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Annual day of remembrance also raises suicide awareness

August 28th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Annual day of remembrance also raises suicide awareness)

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banner pfrThe 10th annual Soles Remembering Souls Walk will be held in Nanaimo on Saturday, September 10, 2016, with music, personal stories of hope, healing and support for survivors of suicide loss

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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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