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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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Brentwood College students spend a day focused on mental health and wellness

December 13th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Brentwood College students spend a day focused on mental health and wellness)

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picture 779bpeople first media mixcloudBrentwood College student leaders and counseling staff hold an annual mental health and wellness day to help decrease stigma, increase awareness and promote resiliency

image: Vancouver Island Mental Health Society acting executive director Taryn O’Flanagan with Brentwood College School student Morgan Woodbridge

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Looking for action to change British Columbia’s child poverty story

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Looking for action to change British Columbia’s child poverty story)

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people first media mixcloud“Poverty negatively affects children’s physical, emotional and social development. We need to look after our most vulnerable: no child in BC should be limited because of poverty.”

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins November 25th

November 20th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | events | people first media - (Comments Off on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins November 25th)

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people first media mixcloudThe 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women November 25th and ends on International Human Rights Day December 10th

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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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