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Moms, families: End the failed war on drugs, which is a war on the people we love

February 14th, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Moms, families: End the failed war on drugs, which is a war on the people we love)

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people first media mixcloudA network of Canadian mothers and families whose loved ones have died due to substance use, or hope for recovery, envision a new approach based on reducing harm, where people who use drugs are treated with respect, compassion and support

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Land-based service delivery models can enhance hope, belonging, meaning, purpose

February 13th, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Land-based service delivery models can enhance hope, belonging, meaning, purpose)

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people first media mixcloudThe Thunderbird Partnership Foundation is educating Canadians about the importance of land-based service delivery models and the First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum in providing mental health services–and preparing for and responding to crises–in First Nations

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Nanaimo Women March On 2018 emphasized intersectionality, grassroots action

February 7th, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Nanaimo Women March On 2018 emphasized intersectionality, grassroots action)

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people first media mixcloudThe second annual Nanaimo Women March On demonstration was held Saturday January 20, 2018, with an emphasis on intersectionality and the prevention of violence against women

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12 step recovery programs can help some, but not all, recover from addictions

January 22nd, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on 12 step recovery programs can help some, but not all, recover from addictions)

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Although the 12-step approach to recovery from alcoholism and addiction can be beneficial for some people, not everyone is comfortable with some of the more spiritual aspects of the programs

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Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?

January 15th, 2018 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?)

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banner pfrSome people say mid-winter is the most depressing time of year—when cold and dark days, holiday bills, and already-lapsed new year’s resolutions catch up with us

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Anxiety, depression and the mental health continuum

December 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Anxiety, depression and the mental health continuum)

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picture 777people first media mixcloudVIMHS acting executive director Taryn O’Flanagan presents a talk titled The Mental Health Continuum, Depression and Anxiety: Effective ways of coping and supporting one another

Image: Taryn O’Flanagan speaking at Brentwood College School on November 29, 2017

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