How bullying may shape adolescent brains

How bullying may shape adolescent brains

In recent years, a steadily increasing volume of data has demonstrated that peer victimization — the clinical term for bullying — impacts hundreds of millions of children and adolescents, with the effects sometimes lasting years and, possibly, decades. The problem is...

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World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for everyone in the community – the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, politicians and policy makers, advocates, volunteers, those with lived experience of suicide...

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World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for everyone in the community – the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, politicians and policy makers, advocates, volunteers, those with lived experience of suicide...

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August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

Flags of Hope Overdose Awareness Memorial for drug overdose victims is being held at St. Paul’s Church on Chapel Street in Nanaimo until Aug. 29Flags of Hope Overdose Awareness Display will be on the Chapel Street church’s fence daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The...

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Read our VIMHS Currents newsletter for June 2019

A closer look at housing...Housing with supports proves itself at VIMHS Boundary Crescent...VIMHS is planning for an affordable housing...project at 285 Rosehill Street...Housing's bigger picture...The connection between traumatic brain injury and homelessness....

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How bullying may shape adolescent brains

In recent years, a steadily increasing volume of data has demonstrated that peer victimization — the clinical term for bullying — impacts hundreds of millions of children and adolescents, with the effects sometimes lasting years and, possibly, decades. The problem is...

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Youth suicide prevention program aims to expand across Canada

Rising youth suicide rates have prompted doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to launch a clinical trial aimed at testing whether involving families in treatment could prevent such deaths across the country. Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Daphne...

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Traumatic brain injury and its links to homelessness

AUDIO | Homelessness and poverty are significant social problems across Canada and the United States and there is growing evidence suggesting that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the complex issues leading an individual to homelessness. It’s also becoming...

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