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When trauma takes its toll, a very private CBC reporter goes public with his pain

January 25th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on When trauma takes its toll, a very private CBC reporter goes public with his pain)

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LostOnArrival_OnePager_UpdatedwithTrailer[2]pfr-banner-post-1For three decades, his radio and television reports have brought the country and the world into Canadian homes. But “Curt Petrovich, CBC News” has been silent for two years now, on medical leave while he struggles with debilitating PTSD

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Young mom confronts risks and taboos of synthetic opioid in new memoir

January 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Young mom confronts risks and taboos of synthetic opioid in new memoir)

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pfr-banner-post-1Amid headlines of overdoses and galloping addiction rates, Carlyn Zwarenstein’s memoir is an outspoken and provocative dispatch from the New Age of Opium

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Why is everyone talking about painkillers, but not about pain?

January 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Why is everyone talking about painkillers, but not about pain?)

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pfr-banner-post-1Brock University professor Dan Malleck says that while concern about addictive painkillers is strong, concern about the broader social causes of pain should be even stronger

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Zander Sherman on schizophrenia, family, and searching for the brother he knew

December 8th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Zander Sherman on schizophrenia, family, and searching for the brother he knew)

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schizophrenia stole my brother

banner pfr“Mom sat at the computer as I dictated words for her to Google: paranoia, delusions, rambling. The Internet returned schizophrenia, and we both scoffed”
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Brendan McLeod’s OCD journey in Brain is hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful

November 16th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Brendan McLeod’s OCD journey in Brain is hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful)

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banner pfrBrain is a hilarious, heartbreaking monologue about consciousness, mental illness and friendship from award-winning novelist and former Canadian SLAM poetry champion, Brendan McLeod

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The accessible, informative, entertaining, and educational “story of school”

October 19th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on The accessible, informative, entertaining, and educational “story of school”)

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picture-718banner pfrAuthor Zander Sherman says that “the point of institutionalized education has never been to benefit the student for his or her own sake, based on the understanding that the activity of learning is an intrinsically worthwhile endeavour”

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