VIMHS Currents for November 2019…read it here!

VIMHS Currents for November 2019…read it here!

It's that giving time of year...Plus...Stories of recovery and service. A major rebuild of the VIMHS Rosehill site will deliver 23 units of new affordable housing in Nanaimo. Spotlight on VIMHS programs: Hearing Voices and Mental Health First Aid...and more. Download...

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VIMHS NEWS

October 10th is World Homeless Day

World Homeless Day is an annual event on the 10th of October. The concept of 'World Homeless Day' emerged from online discussions between people working to respond to homelessness from various parts of the world. World Homeless Day was first marked on the 10th of...

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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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MEDIA SCAN

Cleaning out Dad’s house after he died helped me say goodbye

Cleaning house is never an easy task. Cleaning out the home of parent who was a hoarder and suffered from an opioid addiction is considerably messier. My father had been an avid outdoorsman and a loving parent for the first 20 years of my life. Read the rest of this...

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PEOPLE FIRST MEDIA

Donald Fraser’s story of mental illness and recovery

AUDIO | Donald Fraser lives and works in Nanaimo, British Columbia. He’s a peer support worker with Island Health, interacting with and serving the needs of clients with mental health and substance use concerns. Half of his time is spent in outreach to homeless...

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