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Graphic novelist Von Allan revisits childhood challenges for documentary film

September 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Graphic novelist Von Allan revisits childhood challenges for documentary film)

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people first media mixcloud“As a small child, Von Allan had to cope with poverty, bullying, loneliness and his mother’s severe mental health problems” but he found a way to cope; now his creativity speaks volumes

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Community steps up to donate, install much-needed new beds at VIMHS houses

September 11th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in currents newsletter | fundraising | news & views | people first media - (Comments Off on Community steps up to donate, install much-needed new beds at VIMHS houses)

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picture 762pfr-banner-post-1Members of the Rotary Club of Nanaimo, along with Sleep Country Canada and individual donors, have made a tremendous difference in the lives of Vancouver Island Mental Health residents

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Return to school doesn’t have to mean a return to bullying

September 8th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Return to school doesn’t have to mean a return to bullying)

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picture 623dpfr banner workingThe definitive guide to bullying prevention and intervention, by best-selling author Barbara Coloroso, provides real solutions for a problem that affects young people all over the world

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Anne Turner’s recovery-based exploration of art draws community recognition

August 31st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in currents newsletter | people first media - (Comments Off on Anne Turner’s recovery-based exploration of art draws community recognition)

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picture 761pfr-banner-post-1Anne Turner credits art therapy with helping her move through various mental health challenges. One of her paintings has taken a prime spot in Nanaimo’s ‘gallery row’

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Expressing the individual’s right to die: Bill C-14 and Taylor’s “modern moral order”

June 21st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Expressing the individual’s right to die: Bill C-14 and Taylor’s “modern moral order”)

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pfr-banner-post-1The importance of the rights and obligations individuals have to one another is now accompanied by an emphasis on the right of individuals to live authentically

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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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